Kendall Park, NJ asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for New Jersey

Q: Does this 2005 New Jersey POA convey powers for healthcare decisions through these statements:

(1) "to transact any business at all" (2) "to arrange for my entrance into any nursing home... and to pay all bills for my care" and (3) "to review any information regarding my physical or mental health and to disclose or deny such information..."? Or are these powers to be construed as restricted to financial administration and record review?

1 Lawyer Answer
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

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