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What does HCPA stand for?

HCPA stands for Health Care Power of Attorney (medical decision making)

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Financial checklist Health care checklist Wills Living will Trusts Health care power of attorney Durable financial power DNR (do not resuscitate) order of attorney Life insurance and annuities HIPAA release form Investments Health insurance policies Bank accounts Long-term-care insurance Charge cards List of medications Burial plots & pre-paid funerals End of life wishes (discussion) Parents' advisors Basics Financial advisor Driver's license or state-issued ID Lawyer Insurance cards Accountant/tax advisor Medicare, VA, Medicaid cards Religious counsel Phone numbers of friends Doctors Safe deposit box Marriage records Military records Copies of birth and death certificates
One audience member remarked that advanced care directives are the most important thing he does as a geriatrician, and another acknowledged the struggle that often arises over goals of care with family members and health care power of attorney documents.
Your health care power of attorney may or may not be the person with the power to disburse your assets if you are incapacitated, but that person should have his or her name on a joint checking account in case bills need to be paid.
South Carolina recognizes The South Carolina Health Care Power of Attorney and the Declaration of a Desire for a Natural Death.