Powers of Attorney
Powers of attorney allow others to act for you when you cannot act for yourself:
General powers of attorney-for financial transactions
Business powers of attorney-for business transactions
Medical powers of attorney-for health care decisions for you if you are incapacitated
Advance medical care directives-to provide instructions on the level of medical care that you want.
Medical records release powers of attorney-for delegating authority to sign HIPAA medical records release forms.
Durable powers of attorney are effective even when you lack capacity. They are an essential part of a properly drafted estate plan.