What Are The Differences Between A Durable Power Of Attorney For Health Care And A Living Will?

The focus of a durable power of attorney for health care is on who makes the decision; the focus of a living will is on what the decision is. Also, a living will is limited to care during terminal illness or permanent unconsciousness; a durable power of attorney for health care can be applicable during temporary disability.

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