LAST ‘WRITES’ – end-of-life decisions –

MEDICAL POWERS OF ATTORNEY (MPOA) permits another individual to make medical decisions on your behalf when you become incompetent.  Two prescribed forms must be done:  DISCLOSURE STATEMENT, must be read and understood before the 2nd, the actual MPOA, is read and signed.  After signing a MPOA, you can continue to make health care decisions as long as you are competent.  You can also designate alternate agent (s) and to limit the duration of the power granted.  You need a termination date or the Power of Attorney exists indefinitely from the date it is signed.  When inserting a termination date and you are incompetent when the MPOA expires, the agent’s authority continues until you become competent, if ever.