South Dakota General Durable Power of Attorney Law

Power of Attorney and Health Care – General – South Dakota

A durable power of attorney is a power of attorney by which a principal designates another attorney-in-fact in writing, and the writing contains the words: “This power of attorney shall not be affected by subsequent disability or incapacity of the principal,” or “This power of attorney shall become effective upon the disability or incapacity of the principal,” or similar words showing the intent of the principal that the authority conferred shall be exercisable notwithstanding the principal’s subsequent disability or incapacity.

All acts done by an attorney-in-fact pursuant to a durable power of attorney during any period of disability or incapacity of the principal have the same effect and inure to the benefit of and by the principal, and the principal’s successors in interest, as if the principal were competent and  not disabled.

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