I am pleased to announce that I have been certified to prepare and authorize Israeli durable power of attorneys.
Until recently, Israeli law did not enable creating a power of attorney that would survive incapacity. As of May 2017, anyone over the age of 18 can execute a durable power of attorney. This power of attorney enables you to appoint an agent to handle your financial and general health decisions, should you become unable to make such decisions.
The Israeli durable power of attorney must be filed online, in Hebrew, by lawyers, certified by the Administrator General’s office.
I am advising clients to sign both the durable power of attorney and the general health power of attorney, under section 16 of the Patient Rights Law, which allows you to appoint an agent to give “informed consent,” if you are unable to do so.