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Old 02-22-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Must have Paperwork in BC Canada

As i traveled through this journery i have found differences in the Canadian laws and the American laws covering POA's, here in BC Canada you need what is called
Representation Agreement
A Representation Agreement is a legal document for personal planning in British Columbia. It is a way to authorize your personal supporters to help you manage your affairs or make decisions on your behalf if you need assistance due to illness, injury or disability.

A Representation Agreement is the only way to authorize someone to assist you or to act on your behalf for health care and personal care matters. It can also cover routine financial affairs and legal matters.

of course you also need
Enduring Power of Attorney
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a legal document for personal planning in British Columbia. It is a way to authorize your personal supporters to manage your financial and legal affairs if you need assistance due to illness, injury and disability.

When you are looking after someone with Alz. or Demectai you will need both of the above legal consents. the first deals with only the health related things, making decissions on medication, herioic measures and so on, the second is needed to manage the financial part. hoping that this will help someone else.

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Re: Must have Paperwork in BC Canada

Here in the US we have basically the same two documents but they have different names.... and in some states they are combined into one.

Medical Power of Attorney is the legal document needed to authorize a person to act as the representative of another person in medical matters.

Durable Power of Attorney is the legal document needed to authorize a person to act as the representative of another person in legal and financial matters.

But we have to confuse the issue because in some states there are two separate legal documents and in some states it is combined into one document.

We also have Medical Directives or Living Wills which explain the extent of medical treatment that should be used under certain situations.

These documents are instruments of the state. You have to be careful crossing state lines because they may or may not be effective in all states.

Oh, and the Federal Government does NOT recognize these documents at all. They have their very own process you have to follow for Social Security, medicare, medicaid, and federal retirements.

Not sure we could make it more confusing

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