Advance Care Planning Naming Test #1

“Who Ya Gonna Name?” leads off our popular Advance Care Planning for Smarties series of community classes. See more about our classes at

Step #1

Step #1 in advance care planning is selecting who will make health care decisions for you if you’re not able to speak for yourself.

To help you select, we’ve created the Who Ya Gonna Name? grid that we review in class. The grid covers the seven top tests (criteria) for evaluating who to name from among your family and friends.

Test #1

Test #1 in the grid is: Are they age 18 or older?

Why does it matter? It’s the law. California requires that agents named under health care powers of attorney be age 18 or older.

Naming Test Number One