Health Care Directives – Choose Who Can Make Medical Decisions if You Become Incapacitated

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An important part of any estate-planning package is a health care directive, which delineates the type of end-of-life care you prefer and determines who will make health care decisions for you if you become incapacitated. A Utah estate planning lawyer can advise you on the right form for your needs.

Call Mountain View Law Group when you need a Utah estate planning lawyer to help compose important Utah health care directive documents.

Health Care Directives and Health Care Power of Attorney

An advance health care directive is a legal document that states your wishes for your healthcare should you become incapacitated and can no longer discuss your care directly with your physician.

A health care power of attorney is a legal document that appoints an agent to decide your health care if you become too sick or unable to make these decisions on your behalf.


A health care directive provides someone the right to act on your behalf on medical matters if you are not able to act for yourself. It in no way intrudes on your own ability to make medical decisions when you are able to do so. The document only goes into effect when you become incapacitated.

How an Attorney Can Help

Living wills and health care power of attorney documents may have different names in different states. Your Utah estate planning lawyer can provide information on the correct terms used in the state. They can also provide detailed information about appropriate details that may be needed for your specific case to be fully compliant with legal requirements in the state of Utah.

Your plans for the future should include documents such as health care directives to make it easier for those left behind to manage your care and your finances. Contact Mountain View Law Group for help from an estate planning attorney Utah when you are composing health care directive documents for your family.

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