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    What is a Personal Directive?

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    Please explain what a Personal Directive is, how it works and what decision making areas are involved.

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    What is a Personal Directive?

    A Personal Directive, known in some jurisdictions as a Living Will or Power of Attorney for Health, is a written legal document that must be dated and witnessed. It allows the individial(s) named in the document (called the Agent(s)) to act on your behalf with respect to your personal non-financial and health related decisions. The document allows YOU to name someone that you trust, in advance, to make personal (non-financial) ...

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    This solution provides a clear understanding of the Personal Directive legal document. It also explains when it applies and the authorities that it grants to the person you name as your agent/substitute decision maker.