Make your Free
California Healthcare Power of Attorney

  • Answer simple questions to make your document
  • Sign & share your document online
  • Save progress and finish on any device; download & print at home

How it works

  • Build your
  • Save, print
    & share
  • Sign it &
    Make it legal
Sample California Healthcare Power of Attorney Form Template
How it Works
Build your Document
Save, Print & Share
Sign it & make it legal


rocket lawyer 5 star rating

Kasia M.

"Rocket Lawyer is a helpful tool for professionals who need legal documents at an affordable price."

California Healthcare Power of Attorney basics

If it is important to you that your healthcare wishes be carried out even if you cannot voice your opinion, then you should consider a Healthcare Power of Attorney. In California, this document helps you authorize a trusted individual to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you become incapacitated.

How do I get Power of Attorney in California?

Making a California Healthcare Power of Attorney online is simple. Just answer a few questions, and Rocket Lawyer will build your document for you. Consider these questions beforehand to make the process speedier:

  • Who will you designate as your agent, co-agent, and alternate agent?
  • What exceptions will be placed on the authority of your agent?
  • When will your Agent's authority to make health-care decisions begin?

If you don't have all of the details you need, you can skip questions, and save your document for later.

How long is a Power of Attorney good for in California?

A General Power of Attorney ends when you become incapacitated. Contrastingly, a Durable Power of Attorney contains specific language which maintains your agent's authority even if you are unable to communicate or make decisions for yourself. The Durable Power of Attorney will remain effective until the Principal's death.

How do I get a Power of Attorney notarized in California?

You may refer to the California Secretary of State website for a list of active notary public commissions.

Does a Power of Attorney need to be recorded in California?

No, a Power of Attorney document does not need to be recorded in California for it to be valid. It is important to note, however, that the California Healthcare Power of Attorney is specific to the laws of the state of California and should be created by residents of California and signed by two witnesses or a notary public.

Read {{ showMore ? 'Less' : 'More' }}

Sample California Healthcare Power of Attorney

More than just a template, our step-by-step interview process makes it easy to create a California Healthcare Power of Attorney.

Save, sign, print, and download your document when you are done.

Get legal advice

From Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorneys.

Characters remaining: 600

Ready to make your Free California Healthcare Power of Attorney?

Your document is free within your one week membership trial.

Meet ALL your legal needs with a Rocket Lawyer membership.
Document Defense®
Have an attorney ready to defend your document
Document Review
Review up to 6 documents a year with an attorney
Ask a Lawyer
Get 2 Q&A sessions with an attorney every month
1-on-1 Legal Advice
Enjoy 30-minute consultations  on each new legal matter
Exclusive Discounts
Save on additional legal services from our nationwide network of lawyers
Unlimited Documents
Access hundreds of legal documents, plus extra features like electronic signatures