Hello, my mother is currently living in a nursing facility in Massachusetts. We're very close, but for some reason she's got it in her head that she would like to ask her social worker at the facility to be her healthcare agent for her health care proxy. I'm her only child and I'm more than willing to do it but she thinks the burden would be too much if I was ever called upon to make life ending decisions for her. I have told her that I will honor her wishes but she's adamant. Is it even legal for a social worker to be her health care agent under Massachusetts law? If it's not then maybe I can talk her into letting me do the job for her. Also, is it possible to have two healthcare agents for one person under MA law? Thanks for your help.
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