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Power of Attorney for Personal Care

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Who can I name to confirm that I am mentally incapable?

You can name a certain individual, such as your family doctor, another health professional, or even a personal friend. Or you can say it must be a certain type of professional, such as a social worker, psychologist, or nurse.

You can also state that you would like your mental incapacity confirmed without naming an individual or profession. If you do this, it will be confirmed by a "capacity assessor". This is someone trained and approved to determine mental incapacity.