Power of Attorney and Health Care – General – Connecticut
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A limited power of attorney allows the principal to give only specific powers to the attorney-in-fact/agent. The limited power of attorney is used to allow the attorney-in-fact/agent to handle specific matters when the principal is unavailable or unable to do so. The power of attorney cannot be revoked until notice is given. Therefore, if the principal wishes to revoke the power of attorney he/she should send a written notice of revocation to the acting attorney-in-fact/agent and to all third parties relying on the authority of the acting attorney-in-fact/agent.
The subsequent disability or incompetence of a principal shall not revoke or terminate the authority of any person who acts under a power of attorney in a writing executed by the principal, if the writing contains the words “this power of attorney shall not be affected by the subsequent disability or incompetence of the principal,” or words of similar import showing the intent of the principal that the authority conferred shall be exercisable notwithstanding the principal’s subsequent disability or incompetence; provided the power of attorney is executed and witnessed in the same manner as provided for deeds in section 47-5.