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Substitute Decisions Act , section: 46
Wills-Estates, Power of attorney for personal care
A person may give a written power of attorney for personal care, authorizing the person or persons named as attorneys to make, on the grantorís behalf, decisions concerning the grantorís personal care. 1992, c. 30, s. 46 (1).
(2) The power of attorney may name the Public Guardian and Trustee as attorney if his or her consent in writing is obtained before the power of attorney is executed. 1996, c. 2, s. 30 (1).
(3) A person may not act as an attorney under a power of attorney for personal care, unless the person is the grantorís spouse, partner or relative, if the person, (a) provides health care to the grantor for compensation; or (b) provides residential, social, training or support services to the grantor for compensation. 1992, c. 30, s. 46 (3); 1996, c. 2, s. 30 (2, 3).
(4) If the power of attorney names two or more persons as attorneys, the attorneys shall act jointly, unless the power of attorney provides otherwise. 1992, c. 30, s. 46 (4).
(5) If two or more attorneys act jointly under the power of attorney and one of them dies, becomes incapable of personal care or resigns, the remaining attorney or attorneys are authorized to act, unless the power of attorney provides otherwise. 1992, c. 30, s. 46 (5); 1996, c. 2, s. 30 (4).
(6) The power of attorney is subject to this Part, and to the conditions and restrictions that are contained in the power of attorney and are consistent with this Act. 1992, c. 30, s. 46 (6).
(7) The power of attorney may contain instructions with respect to the decisions the attorney is authorized to make. 1992, c. 30, s. 46 (7).
(8) The power of attorney need not be in any particular form. 1996, c. 2, s. 30 (5).
(9) The power of attorney may be in the prescribed form. 1992, c. 30, s. 46 (9). (10) Repealed: 1996, c. 2, s. 30 (6). (11) Repealed: 1996, c. 2, s. 30 (6). (12) Repealed: 1996, c. 2, s. 30 (6).
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