Help on power of attorney rights

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rrr1
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   Posted 12/14/2006 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
  If I have have 'medical power of attorney' for a person, what does that allow me to do? (this person may have the beginning stages of dementia). Can I meet with this person's doctor and get a medical history, health status, etc for this person? I have contacted this person's doctor, but they seem to be unwilling to give me any information, even thought I told them I have power of attorney.
 
  Can someone explain what rights I have? or point me to a website (in the archives for this board?) that can explain my rights? I assume that there must be 'standard protocol' to follow in these cases. If it matters, this person lives in Michigan.
 
thanks
 
 

Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/15/2006 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome rr1
Please do check out Resources at side in yellow
I am in Ontario Canada and I had Moms poa for Medical ,even after death and what to do with her body .......
I was included in ALL aspects of her health care
As I am with my Dad now
I think you have to go by where you live ,laws there and what is determined in your area


Please keep posting and getting support here it is the best site IMO
Again read in resources and see what you find
I will also do some checking
Could you please email me ( under name on side )
and I will get some more info for you



ChanSuMing .......Obviously ( sounds like anyways ) you have had bad experiences
But again all things and doctors are not bad .......
My mother was NOT deemed unfit nor is father .......and I had and have POA for Dad and did for Mom.......
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   Posted 4/19/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 4/20/2007 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Please do see the thread by Kitt on Medical POA
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 5/15/2009 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I don't belong to this board but saw your thread and might be able to answer the question. Typically a medical power of attorney allows you to make medical decisions for someone once they are unable to. If the person who gave you this POA is still competent you usually do not have the ability to get info or make decision for them at that point. It is not until they are unable to do so that you may step in and make decisions for them. However, they may sign a release to give you access to this information or sign a more broad power of attorney allowing you immediate access rather than waiting for them to become incapacitated.
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   Posted 5/15/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I gave DPOA to my husband in case I needed help from him in all matters..........I also have DPOA over him in case it's needed.........
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This is worst disease that people suffer.I would say that we have to use preventive measures.

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