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Making an Arkansas Healthcare Power of Attorney
If you ever become incapacitated, an Arkansas Healthcare Power of Attorney gives someone you trust the authority to make medical decisions on your behalf. By selecting a specific person to make decisions for you, you can help protect loved ones from uncertainty and confusion, saving them from having to work it out on their own. With an Arkansas Healthcare Power of Attorney you can nominate alternates, too, so if your first choice of an agent is unavailable for some reason, someone else can step in.
Use the Arkansas Healthcare Power of Attorney document if:
With a Healthcare Power of Attorney, you can assign a specific person to make decisions if you ever become physically or mentally unable to (as certified by a doctor). You can create your Arkansas Healthcare Power of Attorney on its own or in addition to a Living Will. To ensure you understand the authority you're entrusting, you might want to meet with your doctor and lawyer before drafting it. The person you've chosen for the task also needs to be completely prepared to fulfill their responsibilities. Once you've settled on the right person to take on this role, an Arkansas Healthcare Power of Attorney puts it all in writing.