The Act allows a competent adult to appoint an agent to make health care decisions on his or her behalf. The Act provides the mechanisms for establishing and enforcing a health care agency relationship and a statutory short form durable power of attorney for health care. The Act also defines the responsibilities of health care providers in health care agency situations and provides for penalties, liability, and immunity from liability under some circumstances for both health care providers and agents.
"HEALTH The Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Act,"
Georgia State University Law Review:
1, Article 23.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol7/iss1/23