What is an Appointment of Healthcare Representative?
An Appointment of Healthcare Representative is a legal document that allows you to name a person to make health care decisions for you if you are unable to make them for yourself. This person is called your HealthCare Representative. Your Representative can make any health care decision that you could make if you were able.
A Health Care Representative allows you to give specific instructions to your representative about the type of care you would want to receive. The Appointment of Health Care Agent allows your decision maker to respond to medical situations that you might not have anticipated and to make decisions for you with knowledge of your values and wishes.