Ongoing Power of Attorney / living will is called in Hebrew “Yipui Coach Mitmashech”
An ongoing power of attorney enables a trusted person to handle your affairs if you become mentally incapacitated. This trusted person becomes your “decision maker” if needed.
Opposed to the legal guardianship system in which the court decides who will be the “decision maker ” and the content of the decision.
The person giving the Power of Attorney is called “Memaneh”
The Israeli Ongoing power of attorney may include instructions in respect with decision making regarding to the individual’s personal affairs, including medical, financial and personal decisions. The Ongoing power of attorney may include preliminary instructions regarding all of the future decision making.
The appointed decision maker is called in Hebrew “Meupeh”.
The “Memaneh” (person giving the power of attorney) must be of full mental capacity when preparing the necessary document.
The ongoing Power-of-Attorney must be prepared with the assistance of an Israeli Attorney authorized by the General Guardian of Israel and has no personal interest in the power of attorney.
The “Meupeh” (trusted person receiving power of attorney) must be over the age of 18 (not a corporation ore any representative of any corporation) and must agree to the terms of the ongoing power of attorney. Most adults qualify to act on behalf of the Ongoing Power of Attorney except for the adults that are restricted by law (for example a person that was declared bankrupt cannot act on behalf of an ongoing power of attorney).
The “Memaneh” (person giving the power of attorney) is entitled to instruct the appointed decision maker to report to or consult another figure, this other figure can be a private person (close friend, family member, lawyer, accountant, ext.) or the general guardian who ever they see fit.
In most cases an ongoing power of attorney is a cheaper and less stressful alternative to the legal guardian process.