Powers of Attorney / Advance Directives
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You have the right to give instructions about your own health care. You also have the right to name someone else to make health care decisions for you. This form includes a durable power of attorney for health care, lets you give specific instructions for any aspect of your health care to the extent allowed by law, lets you express an intention to make an anatomical gift following your death, lets you make decisions in advance about certain types of mental health treatment, and lets you designate a physician to have primary responsibility for your health care.
This booklet contains the Alaska form for a Power of Attorney. Alaska Legal Services Corporation provides this as a service to you and does not take responsibility for how you fill it out. The law allows you to fill out this form on your own. This booklet contains general information to assist you. However, if you have questions, please contact an attorney.