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|POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE:|
|The purpose of a Power of Attorney for Health care is to give your designated “agent” broad powers to make health care decisions for you, including the power to |
|require, consent to, or withdraw treatment for any physical or mental condition, and to admit you or discharge you from any hospital, home, or other institution. You |
may name successor agents but you may not name co-agents.
|The POA for Health Care does not impose a duty upon your agent to make such health care decisions, so it is important that you select an agent who will agree to |
|do this for you and who will make those decisions as you would wish. It is also important to select an agent whom you trust, since you are giving that agent control |
over your medical decision-making, including end-of-life decisions. Any agent who does act for you has a duty to act in good faith for your benefit and to use due
care, competence, and diligence. He or she must also act in accordance with the law and with the statements in the POA form. Your agent must keep a record of
all significant actions taken as your agent.
|Unless you specifically limit the period of time that the Power of Attorney will be in effect, your agent may exercise the powers given to him or her throughout your |
|lifetime, even after you become disabled. A court, however, can take away the powers of your agent if it finds that the agent is not acting properly. You may also |
revoke this Power of Attorney if you wish.
|The Powers you give your agent, your right to revoke those powers, and the penalties for violating the law are explained more fully in Sections 4-5, 4-6, and 4-10(c) |
|of the Illinois Power of Attorney Act. The POA form is a part of that law. The “NOTE” paragraphs throughout POA form are instructions.|
|You are not required to sign this Power of Attorney, but it will not take effect without your signature. You should not sign it if you do not understand everything in it, |
|and what your agent will be able to do if you do sign it.|