Power of Attorney for Healthcare in Kane County
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Hipple Law P.C has been committed to using our firm’s extensive legal resources to help clients resolve complicated estate planning matters for 20+ years. We possess the keen legal insight that you need in your corner to make sure your healthcare power of attorney is properly drafted as part of your estate plan. If you need a Statutory Power of Attorney for Healthcare, then please reach out to us today to schedule a phone, video, or office appointment at one of our offices conveniently located near you.
What Is a Power of Attorney for Healthcare?
The Illinois Statutory Power of Attorney for Healthcare is a legal document that allows you to designate another person to act on your behalf and make healthcare treatment decisions if you are unable to do so because of an incapacity. The person you give this power to will consult with your doctors and health care providers on your behalf to ensure that your specific wishes are satisfied and that you receive the type of care and treatment you desire.
A Power of Attorney for Healthcare covers a wide range of health-related decisions and it can be customized to reflect your exact specifications. The document can also include provisions for personal care management, hiring a personal care assistant, decisions for certain types of medical treatment, and decisions on medical treatments overall. A Power of Attorney for Healthcare can also be revoked at any time.
With a healthcare power of attorney, you select a person you trust to serve as an agent or attorney-in-fact. This person has the legal authority to make the following decisions on your behalf :
- Accept or refuse medical treatment
- Access your medical records
- Authorize an autopsy
- Donate your organs
The statutory nature of the power protects the individual acting on your behalf from personal liability for decisions they make on your behalf. The effective date, duration, and type of healthcare treatment for the power can also be limited.
Our Reputable Law Firm is Here to Protect Your Best Interests
If you need to add a Power of Attorney for Healthcare to your estate plan, then please contact our full-service law firm today so that we can put our legal knowledge and resources to work for you.
To better serve our clients across Illinois, we have offices conveniently located in the following areas:
- Kane County
- Cook County
- DuPage County
- Lake County
- Will County
We understand that you might be worried your wishes regarding healthcare treatments won't be respected if you are terminally ill or seriously injured in an accident. That is why we are here to provide compassionate and reliable counsel you need to make informed decisions. Our firm possesses 20+ years of experience and can answer all of your questions about choosing the right power of attorney for your estate plan.