How Do You Remove an Unqualified Health Care Agent?
How can you remove a person name from being a health care agent when they are a drug addicted and are suspected of having abused the person who made the appointment in her health care proxy?
If the person who executed the health care proxy is competent, she can always revoke it. But if she’s not able to do so, then you would have to go to court to seek the appointment of a guardian, who could then revoke the health care proxy. If the agent contests the guardianship or the appointment of someone else, this can become an expensive, long-term court proceeding. It’s possible that your state has an alternative procedure for removing a health care agent, but you would have to check with a local attorney or probate court.