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Text reads: Title: Power of Attorney for Health Care.
A power of attorney for health care is a written legal document that allows the designation of another person to make health care decisions. The named person must follow any instructions or wishes expressed and must consider the author's personal values when making decisions. If your adult child is legally incompetent to make decisions, a power of attorney for health care should be established for your adult child. There are some considerations regarding Powers of Attorney for Health Care and guardianship. Visit the guardianship lesson to learn more.