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Dr.'s office said it only lasts one year.

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Are you sure the doctor's office isn't talking about a HIPPA waiver, allowing them to discuss your loved one's medical details with you? DPOA would not automatically give the doctor that permission.

Do you also have Medical POA? (Sometimes called Medical Proxy?)
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the principal can revoke it too...and the person that is poa can quit .....to end the contract....only way it ends
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No. It lasts until the person who executed it (the principal) dies. Unless there is something within in that says it expires in one year, that is.

Don't take the Dr.'s advice in legal matters and don't ask the lawyer questions about health!

If the Dr.'s office doesn't want to honor it, then you can talk to an attorney. Your own or maybe the one who drew up the DPOA.

A 'durable' power of attorney is one that will remain in effect even if the principal becomes incapacitated. So only death automatically ends the agreement.
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