Alabama Durable Power of Attorney Laws
|Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging Acts||Agent may authorize withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, and make all other health care decisions.|
|Legal Requirements for Durable Power of Attorney||Must 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 Attorney||Revocable by written revocation, destruction of document, or verbal expression of intent to cancel.|
|Validity from State-to-State||Directives prepared in other states are valid if in compliance with Alabama law.|
|If Physician Unwilling to Follow Durable Power of Attorney||-|
|Immunity for Attending Physician||Health care providers who rely in good faith on agent's directions are immune from civil and criminal liability.|
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