Establish or review your Oregon Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA) today
If you can’t make decisions about your health care, who will?
Without an Oregon Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA), a scenario haunts many Oregonians: Severe illness or injury has made you unable to make your own decisions about your healthcare.
Trouble is, no one knows what your wishes are.
Your loved ones are left to guess what your wishes would be. Doctors and hospitals may have to resort to their default protocols, even if those run counter to your wishes. Family or doctors wind up having to direct your medical care for better or for worse, but not necessarily in accordance to what you wanted.
This kind of situation happens often, but you can protect yourself and your family from this kind of health care stress.
In Oregon, your family and health care providers can carry out your medical care wishes.
Under Oregon law there is a document called the healthcare surrogate, or medical power of attorney (MPOA). When estate planning in Eugene or Springfield, establishing your MPOA allows you to:
Appoint someone you trust to make healthcare decisions on your behalf in the event that you are no longer able to.
Establish your medical wishes for the type of care you want—and the type of care you wish to refuse.
Your Oregon MPOA gives peace of mind for those you love
Whether you are incapacitated for a few days or a few years, having a legally valid Oregon healthcare surrogate document can give everyone peace of mind.
This crucial element of your estate plan is designed to outline your medical care wishes for various medical situations, such as:
- If you were in a coma
- Required a ventilator
- Needed a blood transfusion
- Advised for emergency surgery
And many more options, medical emergencies, or end-of-life circumstances.
Minimize suffering for yourself and those responsible for your health care decisions
Your MPOA’s Oregon healthcare surrogate documentation is designed to minimize suffering: both your own physical suffering, and the emotional suffering of those responsible for making decisions about your medical care. Regardless of your age or health status, this legal document can be a priceless asset.
Setting up your Oregon MPOA is a simple guided process
Filling out a healthcare surrogate or MPOA form is a simple guided process. When you want an estate planning attorney in Eugene or Springfield who you can trust to handle this crucial document, Megan Salsbury of Willamette NW Law Firm is here to help you every step of the way.
Are you in Linn, Coos, Douglas, Lincoln, Benton, Deschutes, or Lane county?
Megan is ready to help you set up your health care surrogate and Oregon Medical Power of Attorney (MPOA) today.