Durable power of attorney for health care definition (noun)
A durable power of attorney for health care is a type of power of attorney that allows the agent’s decision-making power on health-related issues to continue even if the principal (the person granting the power) becomes mentally incapacitated. It is also considered a type of advance directive.
A durable power of attorney is used by the principal when they want an agent to make healthcare decisions for them in the event they are unable to make those decisions for themselves.
This term is also known as a medical power of attorney or health care power of attorney.