Waynesboro, TN asked in Health Care Law and Social Security for Tennessee

Q: i am Durable POA with matter-in-fact w/2 notarized signatures Tenn. How come i can't get medical records with that?

I am Durable POA for my son. I have dealt with his banking, IRS, SSI and none of them had a problem with my POA document. I am having a really hard time trying to retrieve his recent medical records for SSI. The facility is saying my document isn't all there. There's 4 pages with my name, address, his name, address, 2 notary's signed and sealed the document right here in our county. And the page that asks if you want to add i put in there "matter-of-fact" for "attorney-in-fact" is there a difference in those 2 phrases?

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Matter Of Fact is not an Attorney-In-Fact nor an agent for the Principal. Hire a competent attorney to examine the executed POA and advise. Is your Son of age? Did the Notary execute it properly? Did the Principal initial all non-signed pages? A new, properly executed instrument is probably in order. Execute several originals, one for each recipient.

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