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Oklahoma Durable Power of Attorney Laws

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

Code Section Tit. 58 §1071, et seq.; Ch. 17A Uniformed Durable Power of Attorney Act
Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging ActsAgent may grant complete or limited authority to make health and medical care decisions but not life-sustaining treatment decisions unless the power complies with requirements for a "health care proxy" under Oklahoma Rights of Terminally Ill or Persistently Unconscious Act, Tit. 63 §3101 et seq.
Legal Requirements for Durable Power of Attorney(1) Signed; (2) 2 adult witnesses who sign in the presence of the principal and each other; (3) substantially the same form as Tit. 58 §1072.2 (4)(3)
Revocation of Durable Power of AttorneyRevocable in whole or in part in any manner at any time without regard to declarant's mental or physical condition. Effective upon communication to physician
Validity from State-to-StateEffective if executed in another state if substantially complies with the Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act
If Physician Unwilling to Follow Durable Power of AttorneyPhysician shall take all reasonable steps to arrange for care by another physician
Immunity for Attending PhysicianNo civil, criminal, or professional liability for carrying out the directives of durable power of attorney in good faith and in accordance with reasonable medical standards

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