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If I give my POA to my kids for all my health care issues, since I am unable to make my decisions, then how does privacy low work? What right kids will have to discuss my private life to health care professionals, if that issues are interrupted my health and mind function. Can they talk to health care professionals? And sign concent forums and discuss thos issues?

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In the UK you can give POA for health issues and you can give multiple POAS to act joint and severally i.e. they can act independently if joint and several but all have to agree if jointly only is selected but you can revoke the POA at any time while you have capacity to do so

Your kids could for example discuss use of viagra if you were using it to assist you and it was felt by them that it was detrimental to your health, they could discuss any drug usage they felt was detrimental to your health, they could discuss the use of 'escorts' if you were thought to be engaging in practices which would damage your or the escorts health

They could discuss obscure practices like BDSM as they could seriously impact on your health (although not in all cases)

Can they talk to health care professionals? YES

And sign consent forms and discuss those issues YES providing you do not have the capacity to do so - You need to write into the POA that it will only take effect when you lose capacity

Let me stress this is the UK version not the USA version it may be different over there.

In UK a POA can act anywhen not just when you lose mental capacity permanently but may act when their is a temporary issue unless you stipulate otherwise. It is up to you to specify what they can and cannot do so you need proper advice from legal eagles as the law does change frequently and can vary from state to state and we are not trained to answer these questions but can only advise on our own experiences.

My advice would be spend a little money making sure you get this right and getting the right answers from professional who specialise in elder law
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SUP can you answer yes or not to the following - it might help us help you

Does you father have an incurable disease? If yes caregivers should know what it is
If so did he get this from his girlfriend? If yes then this could be told to carers but is not generally significant unless there is another concern
If not is his girlfriend rude to carers? If yes let them know in advance
Is she violent to carers? If yes then this may affect caregiving so they may need to know
Is he taking medication to assist in his intimate relationship with girlfriend? If yes then docs need to know and they decide who to tell
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Sup, you take that original, signed form to a lawyer and ask him to explain.
POA is usually financial items only.
HIPAA forms are for release of information, not decisions.
HEALTH CARE PROXY is for decisions when the patient cannot respond or is unconscious.
GUARDIAN is a court order from a judge...
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You certainly can discuss your father's private life with his doctors. There is no law barring that.

What you may run into though are two things...
The doctor not considering what you say as important for your fathers care or..
Your father being upset that you shared this information.

Your father can be upset whether you have the legal right to do it or not. You do have the legal right to do it but you may upset your father and this is what you need to weigh to decide what's right.

If you truly feel his relationship is affecting his health then I think you should do it.

Angel
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Sup, if I understand your introduction to this post, you are unable to make decisions. I'm wondering then how you can manage the responsibilities of a proxy for your father, as you request in the preceding paragraph as well as in this post:

https://www.agingcare.com/questions/I-have-POA-of-my-dad-he-is-little-confused-can-I-discuss-his-love-life-with-health-care-providerssin-198261.htm
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I sorry ,I did not understand your explanation,I would like to know about privacy low about discussion of my dad's health effecting with his girl friend behaviour with health care providers,I have POA for his health care,so can I explain this to health care providers or not? Of course I have signed conceint form after letting health care providers about this problems ,am I allowed or not? If it this case would health care provider will be in trouble for this? Please let me know!
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HIPPA release is sometimes referred to as Medical Proxy. Anyone can speak TO your docors about your health. Your doctors are only allowed to speak of your care to people who have the release/proxy or who have medical POA (not the same as finanical POA) or durable POA (DPOA which covers all processes, medical and financial). Is there a reason you would/wouldn't want them to be able to do so? Also,POA is generally given to one person only, not all your kids...this is to avoid conflicts. There are a few states that allow multiple POAs but not many as this can be a conflict. You can assign one child POA and then have the others listed as alternates if the original one cannot perform.

Angel
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My moms insurance/ medical group had forms to fill out saying whom her medical issues could be discussed with. They are usually referred to as "Hippa release". This allowed discussion but not decisions. For medical decisions we needed a medical POA.
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