The Elimination of the Oklahoma Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

On November 1, 2021, House Bill 2548 will go into effect, establishing the new Oklahoma Uniform Power of Attorney Act. This new legislation repeals the provisions of the Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act (DPOA Act) which have historically provided individuals the ability to execute a durable power of attorney for healthcare purposes. HB 2548 specifically removes the power to make healthcare decisions, limiting an individual’s options to proactively designate someone to make healthcare decisions on their behalf. More.


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