Pennsylvania Durable Power of Attorney Laws
|Code Section||20 Pa CSA §5601-5604 Powers of Attorney|
|Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging Acts||Authorize admission to medical facility and enter into agreements for principal's care and to consent, arrange, and authorize medical and surgical procedures including administration of drugs|
|Legal Requirements for Durable Power of Attorney||(1) In writing; (2) signed; (3) in the presence of 2 witnesses; (4) presumed durable|
|Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney||Durable power of attorney not affected by subsequent disability or incapacity. Agent must have actual notice of revocation for it to be effective. Divorce revokes power of attorney for spouse.|
|Validity from State-to-State||Documents executed in other states valid except to extent they allow agents to make decisions inconsistent with Pennsylvania law|
|If Physician Unwilling to Follow Durable Power of Attorney||-|
|Immunity for Attending Physician||Person acting in good faith reliance on power of attorney shall incur no liability as a result.|
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