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Question: Can a sister who has power of attorney,request that the assistant living facility where our elderly mother resides, take my name(mother's son) off of the emergency / hospital notification list? What is the legal procedure to get this reversed?

Answer:

A.R.S. § 36-3221 discusses the requirements for a health care power of attorney. Often, the scope of what an individual is permitted to do, will be drafted within the health care power of attorney. According to A.R.S. § 36-3223, the individual who is designated in the health care power of attorney to make health care decisions is entitled to make and communicate the decisions when the principal cannot.

However, there are various legal requirements for a health care power of attorney. Therefore, if you question the validity of the power of attorney or have a specific question on how the scope of the power of attorney applies to your situation, you may want to contact any attorney to provide them with the detailed facts of your situation so that they can explain how the law applies to your specific situation.

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