Medical Power Of Attorney..

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stkitt
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   Posted 4/19/2007 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello
I am Kitt and I am new here on the site but I can give you some information that I believe is still current.
 
A Medical Power of Attorney is a document, signed by a competent adult, i.e., "principal," designating a person that the principal trusts to make health care decisions on the principal's behalf should the principal be unable to make such decisions. The individual chosen to act on the principal's behalf is referred to as an "agent."
 
The  agent may make health care decisions on the principal's behalf only if the principal's attending physician certifies in writing that the principal is incompetent. The physician must file the certification in the principal's medical record.
 
I would check with the attorney in the state where the POA was drawn up to see if rules differ from state to state.
 
I was POA for my mother and had access to her bank accounts, medical records etc but it was all written into one document.  The day she died the POA becomes invalid. That was the state of Wisconsin.
 
I am sorry you are running into legal issues and I hope you can straighten out the problems.
 

**Kitt thanks so much I added a title to your thread you can change it to whatever you like .I have found that with titles more will read and /or give input**

Hope to see you post often...........LYN

Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 4/20/2007 7:55:40 AM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/20/2007 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for yor input
I am sure it does depend on the State and country as well
I am in Ontario.....and I had POA with my Mom who passed just over a yr ago..........I am still responsible for all her stuff til cleared all up
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   Posted 4/23/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
How are you doing thanks for this info
Hope to see you post again
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   Posted 4/27/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
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