Tool #1 How to Select Your Health Care Agent or Proxy


American Bar Association: Consumer’s Tool Kit for Health Care Advance Planning


When you decide to pick someone to speak for you in a medical crisis, in case you are not able to speak for yourself, there are several things to think about. This tool will help you decide who the best person is. Usually it is best to name one person or agent to serve at a time, with at least one successor, or back-up person, in case the first person is not available when needed.


© 2005 American Bar Association: second edition

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ABA Commission of Law and Aging

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