Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) for Personal Care & Welfare
Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) for Personal Care & Welfare is a legal document that gives someone you trust the power to look after your health and welfare, if you’re unable to do so, due to an illness, accident or loss of mental capacity. Your appointed attorney must be over 20 years of age, not bankrupt the age of 18, who has full legal capacity.
It‘s important to understand that an EPA for personal care and welfare is not an ‘advance directive’ or ‘living Will’. Directions not to resuscitate – or not to go to great lengths to prolong life – do not belong in an EPA.
You decide whether your attorney can make decisions about everything to do with your care and welfare or only some things.
However, no matter what you decide they cannot:
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