Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney for health care is a legal document which nominates your partner or another person as your "agent" to act for you in making most health care decisions if you are unable to do so for yourself. This document can also contain instructions to your agent regarding your desires. It can state which types of treatments you wish to have provided, and which types you wish to have withheld. Download a free Power of Attorney form. Assistance in filling out the form is available at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital at no charge. To view these documents and additional resources, visit our Advance Directives page.