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A 92-year-old member asked:

How do we change healthcare power of attorney? nursing home wont release important information like prescription dosing that we need for visits, etc

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 47 years experience
Healthcare power of : One of your family members should have the healthcare power of attorney. If you want change the responsibility to someone else you should both go to a lawyer to get it rewritten in your name. Nh should provide details of treatment to whoever the power of attorney is.
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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
POA: An individual completes a poa to designate someone he/she trusts to make decisions regarding healthcare when this individual is incapacitated. Only this individual can change the poa for specifying their guardian. The designated guardian will be given the confidential medical information by nursing home. The guardian may then share this information with other family members.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Aug 23, 2017


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