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Health Care Proxies and Living Wills

posted Oct 5, 2012, 2:56 PM by Bryan Berson   [ updated Sep 13, 2014, 6:19 PM ]
Health care proxies (“HCP”) and living wills are advance directives. They explain one’s wishes about medical decisions and treatment. A principal can revoke them up until the time the principal becomes incapacitated. Advance directives provide binding instructions about treatment. In the absence of an advance directive, the person’s wishes may not be respected, and someone may need to petition the court for a guardianship to make decisions for the incapacitated person.

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