Durable power of attorney. Definition

Medical Definition: Durable power of attorney

Type of power of attorney. A power of attorney is a document that gives a person (eg a relative, lawyer or friend) the authority to make legal, medical or financial on behalf of another person. You can go into effect immediately or when the person no longer able to make decisions for herself. A durable power of attorney remains in effect until the person who gave it dies or cancels it. Should not be renewed over time. Also called PNP.

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