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An agent is the person designed in a Power of Attorney for Health Care (Part one in the Advance Directive for Health Care) to make health care decisions for you. Unless you limit the agent’s authority, you agent can make all your health care decisions for you. Be sure to identify any limitations to your agent’s authority or any special instructions in the Power of Attorney for Health Care document.
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