These are important, legal documents. They should be carefully and
clearly prepared. You should carefully select the agent(s) to be named
by you in the Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. It is very
important that the forms be consistent; that is, they should not be
internally contradictory nor in conflict with each other. Inconsistency
and/or conflict may cause greater confusion than would exist without the
forms. They must be properly executed and witnessed.
it is recommend that you seek the assistance or advise of an attorney
if you are uncertain about the legal effect of these documents, if you
are uncertain how to make clear your personal wishes with regard to
end-of-life and life-support decisions, or for guidance in selecting the
agent(s) to be named.
Probate Court staff may not assist you with any decisions about the
forms or the selections to be made and may not complete the forms for