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What is durable power of attorney? Who needs it?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Legal document

A durable power of attorney (dpoa) is a legal document that gives expressed rights to someone when you can't express yourself.
Everyone needs one just in case. A durable healthcare power of attorney gives someone else the right to speak on your behalf regarding healthcare matters if you can't, eg comatose, demented, delirious, etc. Make sure s/he understands what you want!

In brief: Legal document

A durable power of attorney (dpoa) is a legal document that gives expressed rights to someone when you can't express yourself.
Everyone needs one just in case. A durable healthcare power of attorney gives someone else the right to speak on your behalf regarding healthcare matters if you can't, eg comatose, demented, delirious, etc. Make sure s/he understands what you want!
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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