Health Care Proxies

A health care proxy, or durable power of attorney, can be specially created to deal with legal problems that may arise due to a person’s incapacity. These forms grant a person the ability to make important decisions on another individual’s behalf while that individual is incapacitated due to health reasons. A health care proxy is often created before a medical procedure or in an emergency situation when a person may lose the ability to make important decisions.

It can be important to designate a health care proxy so that you can ensure that your legal wishes will be carried out if you are incapacitated. To discuss your options with an estate planner, contact the Houston estate planning attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865 today.

The Make-Up of a Health Care Proxy

Health care proxy documents are used in the state of Texas as an alternative to a living will. However, these documents may not contain the same sort of detailed information a living will has as they may be drafted quickly before an emergency procedure. To put these documents into place, the proxy form must contain the following information:

  • Proper identification of the individual creating the proxy
  • Proper identification of the decision-making agent
  • Listing of instructions for certain emergency situations
  • Listing of an expiration time for the proxy if necessary
  • Listing of instructions regarding organ donation

These documents must be drawn up according to procedure. This means that two witnesses must be present to sign off on the health care proxy. Additionally, a lawyer should be present while drafting this document to ensure that it is legally sound.

Contact Us

If you are facing a medical emergency and want to draft a document that leaves detailed instructions for possible problems, there are several options available. To learn more about how an estate planner can assist you through this process and choose a legal option that is right for you, contact the Houston wills lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., by calling 281-362-2865 today.

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