Power of Attorney


This act provides a simple way for people to deal with their property by providing a power of attorney in case of future incapacity. While chiefly a set of default rules, the act also contains safeguards for the protection of an incapacitated principal.

Staff Contact

Benjamin Orzeske borzeske@uniformlaws.org


Enactment Status Map

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Legislative Tracking

2018 Introductions & Enactments
District of Columbia 22-0049 AllenIntroduced
Georgia HB 897 EfstrationEnacted
Mississippi SB 2287 BurtonIntroduced
South Dakota HB 1204 LustIntroduced


Drafting History

Origin: Completed by the Uniform Law Commissioners in 2006.
Committee/Resources: Power of Attorney