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My son spent the year traveling india but refused to be tested for parasites. What can I do as healthcare power of attorney?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Talk with him

Healthcare poa only is active when the person is declared incompetent to make his/her own medical decisions.
Otherwise, it has no meaning. You can suggest to him it may be a good idea to have a check-up with his pcp, which can include pertinent history relating to travelling or any problems that occurred during that period.

In brief: Talk with him

Healthcare poa only is active when the person is declared incompetent to make his/her own medical decisions.
Otherwise, it has no meaning. You can suggest to him it may be a good idea to have a check-up with his pcp, which can include pertinent history relating to travelling or any problems that occurred during that period.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Agree w Dr. Kurzweil

I doubt your POA will help if he is an adult.
Being evaluated is straight forward - try providing him some educational materials about parasite evaluations. Take care.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Kurzweil

I doubt your POA will help if he is an adult.
Being evaluated is straight forward - try providing him some educational materials about parasite evaluations. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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