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Healthcare Power of Attorney

A healthcare Power of Attorney is a signed, dated, and witnessed legal document in which you can name another person to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to make them. This form of advance directive can apply to any medical condition — not just terminal illness.  In this document you can describe treatment you want and do not want. Click here for a healthcare power of attorney form.  

Palmetto Health hospitals have mechanisms in place to assist patients with execution of a healthcare power of attorney, if requested.