A POA for health care designates an agent who may make medical decisions for the person that is not capable of making them - please see:
If the person is of sound mind and not mentally incapacitated, then they can make their own medical decisions; the POA operates when the person loses the ability to make these decisions unless this authority is to be granted prior to incapacity, which is rare, and can be challenged.
So the POA can be challenged if it is being exercised prior to the individual being incapable.
Here is the relevant statute:
An advanced health care directive similarly takes effect when a person loses capacity; please see:
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