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Affidavit and Power of Attorney

Affidavit and Power of Attorney law office Brampton

 

Being prepared for medical emergencies is important. We never know when an unexpected accident or illness may leave us incapacitated and unable to make decisions about our own medical care and finances. That is why everyone, even healthy adults who are in their 20’s and 30’s, should consider creating a Power of Attorney. When you create a Power of Attorney you select someone that you trust to make decisions on your behalf in the event that are incapacitated and unable to provide consent. You should give careful consideration to who you will choose to give your Power of Attorney to. You should also take the time to discuss your wishes with them.
Why should you take the time to create a Power of Attorney? Under Ontario law, if you have not granted a Power of Attorney for Care and are unable to consent to medical care or treatment, an application may be required to the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board for the appointment of a substitute decision maker for you. You will not be able to choose who that person is and you will not be able to express your wishes to them. Your consent is not required in such a proceeding and you may have no legal or personal control over such an appointment. That is why you should plan ahead of time for the possibility that you will be incapacitated. It will benefit you and your family to do so. You also benefit because you can specify what decisions you authorize your attorney to make; decisions like when medical personal should resuscitate you or whether you want to be placed on life support.
At Monu Law we have skilled and experienced attorneys who will help you create a Power of Attorney. We can guide you through the process and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your wishes will be carried out in the event you can’t make them known.

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