“Thought for the Day” #856 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

December 2, 2016

As discussed this week, the role of the health care agent, while rewarding, is complex, challenging, demanding, possibly thankless, and sometimes even expensive. Health care agents may be forced to take time away from work or even quit their jobs in order to carry out their duty. Hopefully fair and adequate compensation for the agent has been provided for in the principal’s power of attorney – generally part of good planning.