Power of Attorney and Health Care – General – Pennsylvania
§ 5601. General provisions.
(a) General rule.–In addition to all other powers that may be delegated to an agent, any or all of the powers referred to in section 5602(a) (relating to form of power of attorney) may lawfully be granted in writing to an agent and, unless the power of attorney expressly directs to the contrary, shall be construed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(b) Execution.–A power of attorney shall be signed and dated by the principal by signature or mark, or by another on behalf of and at the direction of the principal. If the power of attorney is executed by mark or by another individual, then it shall be witnessed by two individuals, each of whom is 18 years of age or older. A witness shall not be the individual who signed the power of attorney on behalf of and at the direction of the principal.
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