A well-drafted durable power of attorney allows you to appoint a person your trust to manage important financial, health care and legal matters on your behalf. Upon creating a power of attorney, you can choose it take effect immediately or it goes into effect in the event of an illness or incapacitation.
The power of attorney may make health care decisions, but may not authorize the withdrawal of artificially-supplied nutrition and hydration the patient may ingest through natural means. It may be revoked at any time and in any manner the patient is able to revoke it, whether that be in writing or verbally. The revocation is effective upon the patient communicating his or her wishes to a doctor or another person.
A power of attorney provides you with a peace of mind should you need to utilize it.
If you need to create a power of attorney, the law offices of Kathryn Synor can help you. Contact us today and make sure you are prepared for any situation.
Read more of the Missouri statues pertaining to Power of Attorneys here>>