Who Should Sign a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care?

Again, in our view, everyone. 

By signing this document, you are designating who your Agent, and Backup Agents, will be, and are providing them, in the document itself, with the legal authority they will need to make Health-Care and End-of-Life decisions for you if you are ever unable to do so yourself. 

Alternatively, if you become incapacitated and have not signed such a document, the provisions of the applicable Illinois statute will take effect to determine who will make such decisions for you.  The person designated in the Illinois statute may not be the person you would have chosen to make such decisions.