The most important part of a Health Care Power of Attorney is the appointment of someone to make health care decisions for you if you should be unable to do so. Nothing else has to be included. However, most persons will want to include additional statements to accomplish some or all of the following:

· define the scope of your agent's powers or limitations;

·provide guidelines for your agent to follow;

· name successor agents, should your primary agent become unable to act;

· include other directions aimed at ensuring the effectiveness of the document.



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