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Probate Code - PROB

DIVISION 4.7. HEALTH CARE DECISIONS [4600 - 4806]

  ( Division 4.7 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. )
  

PART 2. UNIFORM HEALTH CARE DECISIONS ACT [4670 - 4743]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Advance Health Care Directives [4670 - 4698]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. )
  

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [4670 - 4678]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. )

  
4671.  

(a) An adult having capacity may execute a power of attorney for health care, as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 4680). The power of attorney for health care may authorize the agent to make health care decisions and may also include individual health care instructions.

(b) The principal in a power of attorney for health care may grant authority to make decisions relating to the personal care of the principal, including, but not limited to, determining where the principal will live, providing meals, hiring household employees, providing transportation, handling mail, and arranging recreation and entertainment.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2000, by Sec. 43 of Ch. 658.)