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Q: If an individual appoints multiple medical powers of attorney, must they all agree on decisions? Who presides?

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Brian Strickman
Brian Strickman
  • Health Care Law Lawyer
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: This is going to depend on how the multiple individuals are appointed. If they are appointed in a single power of attorney, and there is no direction as to whose decision will overrule the others then it will likely go to court. If there are conflicting documents appointing the power of attorney it is most likely the most recent in time will govern, unless there is language to the contrary. See A.R.S. 36-2309 and A.R.S. 36-3221 through 36-3223. Unless there is agreement most likely a court determination will be necessary.

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