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 +====== Power of Attorney (POA) ======
 +===== 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.
 +===== Pearls =====
 +  * Once completed, the POA comes into effect immediately once the individual is incapable, there is no waiting period for it to take effect.
 +  * POA can be a given to a single person or shared by multiple people
 +  * You do not need a lawyer to get POA
 +===== Resources =====
 +  * [[https://​​english/​family/​pgt/​incapacity/​poa.php|Ontario:​ How Powers of Attorney work]]