Representation Agreements allow you to appoint a specific person or persons to make decisions for you regarding your health and personal care if you are unable to make those decisions or need assistance. Any adult especially if they have no spouse and no children or if their children are in conflict with one another would need to have a Representation Agreement.
Depending on how the Representation Agreement is prepared, a designated representative’s authority can include:
- routine finances
- decisions regarding health care, personal care, and limited legal affairs
- refusal or consent to life support treatment and care
- consent to less common medical procedures/treatment
- consent to treatment the Adult approved while capable but since losing capacity has refused to consent
- deciding on living arrangements for the Adult including choosing a care facility A Notary can help determine the appropriate scope for specific representative(s).