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What is a California Medical Power of Attorney?
The individual granting permission is called the "principal," while the person or entity obtaining authority is known as the "agent." Designed for residents of California, this Power of Attorney for health care is made for use in Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Orange County, and in every other part of the state. All California Healthcare PoA forms from Rocket Lawyer can be edited to address your specific circumstances. With this official legal document on hand, your agent(s) can offer proof to healthcare institutions and other parties that they can make choices for you.
When to use a California Medical Power of Attorney:
- You trust someone to make healthcare decisions for you when you can't, and you want to make it legal.
- Your health is declining and you want someone you trust to manage your medical care if needed.