Powers of Attorney and Substitute Decision-Making Authorities

Date:
May 27, 2010 (67 minutes)

This webinar is Part II of a two-part review of issues related to mental capacity and substitute decision making, presented by Judith Wahl of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE). The webinar reviews what a power of attorney (POA) is, the different types of POAs, why you may want to prepare a POA, how to prepare a POA, when and why a POA comes into effect, what happens if you haven't prepared a POA, and the authority of the attorney named in a POA. It has information on other substitute decision-making authorities, including statutory guardianship and court-ordered guardianship, and who can be substitute decision maker for health care when there is no POA for Personal Care.

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