The State of South Carolina provides a free form for a Healthcare Power Of Attorney. A Healthcare Power Of Attorney allows one, a principal, to appoint someone else, an agent, to make healthcare decisions for them when they cannot speak for themselves. If you become incapacitated the person you designate as your healthcare agent makes day to day decisions regarding your health. It is recommended that you have the assistance of an attorney or experienced healthcare personnel help you fill out this form. Make sure it has that it is properly witnessed and notarized to be valid. Also make sure that it is on file with your doctor and hospital.