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Alabama Durable Power of Attorney Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Durable Power of Attorney Laws

Code Section §26-1-2
Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging ActsAgent may authorize withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, and make all other health care decisions.
Legal Requirements for Durable Power of AttorneyMust designate person as attorney and state, "This power of attorney shall not be affected by disability, incompetency, or incapacity of the principal."
Revocation of Durable Power of AttorneyRevocable by written revocation, destruction of document, or verbal expression of intent to cancel.
Validity from State-to-StateDirectives prepared in other states are valid if in compliance with Alabama law.
If Physician Unwilling to Follow Durable Power of Attorney-
Immunity for Attending PhysicianHealth care providers who rely in good faith on agent's directions are immune from civil and criminal liability.

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