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Arizona Durable Power of Attorney Laws

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Code Section 36-3221, et seq. Health Care Power of Attorney
Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging ActsPower to give or refuse consent to all medical, surgical, hospital, and make health care decisions on that persons behalf
Legal Requirements for Durable Power of Attorney(1) Adult; (2) in writing; (3) language clearly indicating intent to create a health care power of attorney; (4) dated; (5) signed; (6) witnessed by at least one adult or a notary public and who is not related to principal by blood, marriage, or adoption & not entitled to any of principal's estate
Revocation of Durable Power of AttorneyPerson may revoke health care directive or disqualify a surrogate by (1) written revocation; (2) orally notifying surrogate or health care provider; (3) making new health care directive; (4) any other act demonstrating specific intent to revoke
Validity from State-to-StateHealth care directive prepared in another state is valid in this state if it was valid where and at the time it was adopted to the extent it does not conflict with the criminal laws of Arizona
If Physician Unwilling to Follow Durable Power of Attorney-
Immunity for Attending PhysicianHealth care provider making good faith decisions in reliance on apparently genuine health care directive or decision of a surrogate is immune from civil, criminal, and professional discipline for that reliance

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