A medical power of attorney allows you to designate someone to make health care decisions for you
when you are unable to do so yourself. If you have a living will the decisions made by your medical
attorney-in-fact will be constrained by that document. A medical power of attorney assists someone
that has a living will, because your attorney can help in instances that are not covered by your living
will or in gray areas. In those cases your attorney can ensure the intent of your wishes is followed.