Janiva’s Blog: Health care proxy in 4 steps

Executing a health care proxy is easier than you think.

Having a health care proxy (also called a durable power of attorney for health care) is a legal provision for helping to ensure that your choice of care is known and followed.

Four simple steps to a health care proxy

 If you have put off executing a health care proxy, here are 4 simple steps to take right now.

1

CHOOSE AN AGENT

People often choose a family member or close friend who understands their wishes concerning health care and is willing to act for them.

2

SECURE A FORM FROM YOUR STATE OR ATTORNEY

There are multiple sources for health care proxies.

 

3

SELECT AN OPTION FOR YOUR SITUATION

For instance, the Massachusetts proxy on our website has 3 options:

4

SIGN, FILE & DISTRIBUTE

You should make at least four photocopies. Keep the original for yourself where it can be found easily (not a safe-deposit box).

If you have any questions, please let me know. And even if you have an executed a Health Care Proxy, it’s a good idea to review it yearly for any updates.

Related links

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Why every Christian Scientist should have a health care proxy  

You need a health care proxy – 3 tips  

Take our health care proxy quiz  

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