A ‘power of attorney’ (POA) is a document that allows a chosen individual or individuals to legally act on your behalf. It is important to have someone you trust looking after your interests if you are unable to; for example, if you are in a coma.
There are two kids of POA’s: property and personal care.
- A POA for property is given authority to deal with your property and assets when you can no longer handle them yourself.
- A POA for personal care is given authority to make decisions about your medical care and treatment if you are unable to make decisions for
AAPC lawyers can help you draft a clear POA that reflects your wishes.