(a) A power of attorney executed in this state is valid if the principal

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes 13.26.600

  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC

(1) signs the power of attorney or, if the principal is physically unable to sign the power of attorney, directs, in the principal’s conscious presence, another individual to sign the principal’s name on the power of attorney; and

(2) acknowledges the signature before a notary public or other individual authorized by law to take acknowledgments.

(b) Notwithstanding AS 44.50.062 (5)(A), a notary public may consider that the principal has signed a power of attorney if the principal is physically unable to sign the power of attorney, and, in the presence of the notary public, directs another individual to sign under (a)(1) of this section.