Power of Attorney
General Durable POA
Who can act on your behalf if you are away on a lengthy trip or you are suddenly incapacitated? Everyone needs a backup, regardless of age or circumstances. The legal answer to this problem is the General Durable Financial Power of Attorney [DPOA].
How to Revoke POA
A general durable financial power of attorney, signed by you, can be used by your agent while you are alive and as long as the power has not been revoked by you, the principal. Sometimes, it becomes necessary to revoke a power of attorney.
Federal Privacy Rules
Recently, the first-ever federal privacy standards to protect individuals' health-care information went into effect. The mandate for these standards, collectively known as the Privacy Rule, was in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).