Is it necessary to have a Medical power of attorney if you have a durable POA?

My husband and I have neither right now and are
trying to figure out the best way to go.

Asked on October 21, 2017 under Estate Planning, Texas


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you have a durable power of attorney, you don't need a separate medical power of attorney because the durable power of attorney authorizes you to make medical decisions for the designated party if that individual is unable to make those decisions.

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