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Q&A: What is a Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA)?

A Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) is a power of attorney that specifically gives someone else (the agent or attorney-in-fact) the power to make health care decisions on their (the principal) behalf. This comes in handy when someone becomes incapacitated and unable to make decisions on their own.

If you live in Michigan and want to create a simple one for free, see Michigan Legal Help: Creating a HCPOA for Free

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