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Can I Limit the Authority Provided in an Indiana Healthcare Directive or Power of Attorney?

The answer is “yes.”  When a Healthcare Directive or Power of Attorney is made, you are free to provide a scope of authority as broad or as narrow as you wish.  For instance, in a healthcare directive, you might grant a person the power to make healthcare decisions on your behalf, but explicitly prevent them from authorizing blood transfusions (such as if a transfusion would be against your religious beliefs).  Similarly, you may grant authority for a person to manage your financial affairs, but state that they do not have the authority to sell real property.

I can work with you to review the various situations that should be considered so that you can make decisions regarding your care.