Appointing an agent lets you control your medical treatment by: allowing your agent to stop treatment when he or she decides that is what you would want or what is best for you under the circumstances; and choosing one person to decide about treatment because you think that person would make the best decisions or because you want to avoid conflict or confusion about who should decide.
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