Are there rules that an attorney must follow?
There may be rules to follow in the document itself. If not explicitly set out, a person appointed as an attorney under a power of attorney will have what are called “fiduciary” responsibilities to the person appointing them. The attorney appointed is also governed by rules set out in the Power of Attorney Act in BC. This legislation was recently updated so anyone appointed should carefully review the new legislation to ensure what they are doing complies with any changes.
- Do I need a power of attorney?
- Who should I appoint as my attorney?
- What can an attorney do for me?
- Can I terminate the appointment of an attorney?
- What are the risks in appointing someone as an attorney?
- Are there rules that an attorney must follow?
- What is a representation agreement?
- How is this document different from, or similar to, a will or a power of attorney?
- What matters are normally set out in a representation agreement?
- The person you appoint is your “substitute decision maker”. What does this mean and who should I appoint?
- Should I appoint more than one person as my substitute decision maker?
- How is this document different from a “Living Will”?
- Can I terminate this agreement or change the person I appoint in it?