The Power of Attorney for Healthcare (POAHC)
A legal document that allows you to appoint someone you trust to make your medical decisions if you become unable (incapacity). The person(s) you name will serve as your healthcare agent(s). You can include instructions about what medical care you do and do not want in the future.
It is important for the individual and their family to have meaningful conversations at the beginning of memory change to allow time for a person-centered discussions. It can be beneficial to meet with a person who is trained to assist families with the conversation and form completion. Contact your local hospital or clinic for assistance.
- Gundersen Health System: 608.775.6000
- Mayo Clinic Health System: 608.392.9754
Review this document to see if an out-of-state Power of Attorney for Health Care is effective in Wisconsin.
Instructions to assist completing POAHC