Q: Does Durable Power of Attorney end at death in regards to organ designation in South Carolina?
A: In North Carolina, an agent appointed under a Health Care Power of Attorney has the authority to deal with certain after-death decisions such as organ donation. Typically, an agent appointed under a Durable Power of Attorney is not given such authority (his or her authority ends at the death of the principal). This may be different in South Carolina, and in any case it depends on the exact language of the power of attorney in question. You may want to consult a South Carolina attorney about this.
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