Enhanced Health Care Proxies

July 12, 2011

Authored by: Luke Lantta

In a recent blog post, Paula Span examines the challenges of assisting elderly relatives with their health care when those relatives have not been declared incapacitated. The movement in a number of states to permit ‘enhanced’ health care proxies would allow designees to assist with or make health care decisions for the principal while the principal is still legally competent.