By appointing a legal representative for health care, you can nominate the person you want to be your legal guardian if you are no longer able to make important decisions for yourself. A legal guardian of this kind is appointed by a guardianship court. The court usually complies with the wishes of the person who has made the appointment; however, they are not required to do so.
If there is already a comprehensive enduring power of attorney, the appointment of a legal representative for health care is usually unnecessary.
The appointment of a legal representative for health care can also be used to name any people who you do not want to assume guardianship.