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 ====== Power of Attorney (POA) ====== ====== Power of Attorney (POA) ======
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 ===== Primer ===== ===== Primer =====
-In Ontario, **Power of Attorney** is a legal document which allows an individual to transfer the right to make decisions to a trusted individual (the "​attorney"​),​ should they become incapable to make their own decisions either due to physical or mental incapacity.+In Ontario, **Power of Attorney** ​(POA) is a legal document which allows an individual to transfer the right to make decisions ​(medical and financial) ​to a trusted individual (the "​attorney"​),​ should they become incapable to make their own decisions either due to physical or mental incapacity. ​Medical POA and financial POA are separately designated, but a single individual can be POA for both. 
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 ===== Pearls ===== ===== Pearls =====
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 ===== Resources ===== ===== Resources =====
 +== For Patients ==
 +  * [[https://​www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/​english/​family/​pgt/​poakit.php|Ontario:​ Power of Attorney Kit]]
   * [[https://​www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/​english/​family/​pgt/​incapacity/​poa.php|Ontario:​ How Powers of Attorney work]]   * [[https://​www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/​english/​family/​pgt/​incapacity/​poa.php|Ontario:​ How Powers of Attorney work]]
 +  * [[https://​www.advancecareplanning.ca/​|Advanced Care Planning]]
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 {{tag>​capacity}} {{tag>​capacity}}