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36-3223 - Agents; powers and duties; removal; responsibility; fiduciaries
36-3223. Agents; powers and duties; removal; responsibility; fiduciaries
A. The individual designated in a health care power of attorney to make health care decisions is an agent entitled to make and communicate these decisions while the principal is unable to do so.
B. An agent's authority to make health care decisions on behalf of the principal is limited only by the express language of the health care power of attorney or by court order as prescribed under section 36-3206.
C. The appointment of a person to act as an agent is effective until that authority is revoked by the principal or by court order.
D. A person whose license as a fiduciary has been suspended or revoked pursuant to section 14-5651 may not serve as an agent under a power of attorney in any capacity unless the person is related to the principal by blood, adoption or marriage. This prohibition does not apply if the person's license has been reinstated and is in good standing.