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Healthcare Power of Attorney 101

What To Do With The Original And Copies Of A Healthcare Power Of Attorney

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Give the original of your Healthcare Power Of Attorney to the person who will serve as Proxy. If you appoint an alternate person as well, give a duplicate original to him or her. (A duplicate original is executed the same way as the original - with an original signature rather than a copy).

Give a copy to your attorney. File another copy in a safe place that you can access as needed. (There is no reason to keep a copy in your safe deposit box. )

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