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Do you have to have a statement from the doctor in order to exercise power of attorney over a dementia patient?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: In general this is a

Two step process.
First the doctor must do a capacity evaluation and then a court must agree that the patient is not competent to make the decision in question.

In brief: In general this is a

Two step process.
First the doctor must do a capacity evaluation and then a court must agree that the patient is not competent to make the decision in question.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Power of attorney maybe given to someone themselves without an attorney being involved(just needs to be notarized).
If the individual lacks the capacity to designate a proxy or won't if it is needed there may need to be a court process called a guardianship.

In brief: No

Power of attorney maybe given to someone themselves without an attorney being involved(just needs to be notarized).
If the individual lacks the capacity to designate a proxy or won't if it is needed there may need to be a court process called a guardianship.
Dr. Theresa Redling
Dr. Theresa Redling
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