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An Advance Health Care Directive is a written document that gives another person the power to make health care and related decisions for you.
You can be very specific and describe in precise detail the types of medical and other health care decisions your agent may make for you. However, the document generally provides a guideline only as to what types of decisions that you wish your agent to make for you. Therefore, it is important that you discuss your wishes with your agent before anything happens to you.
If you do not provide specific restrictions on your agent's decision making power your agent may make all health care decisions for you and all decisions regarding your personal care. Specifically, your agent will have the right to: