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-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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