§ 32A-15 General purpose of this Article
§ 32A-16 Definitions
§ 32A-17 Who may make a health care power of attorney
§ 32A-18 Who may act as a health care attorney-in-fact
§ 32A-19 Extent of authority; limitations of authority
§ 32A-20 Effectiveness and duration; revocation
§ 32A-21 Appointment, resignation, removal, and substitution
§ 32A-22 Relation of the health care agent to a court-appointed fiduciary and to a general attorney-in-fact
§ 32A-23 Article 2, Chapter 32A, not applicable
§ 32A-24 Reliance on health care power of attorney; defense
§ 32A-25.1 Statutory form health care power of attorney
§ 32A-26 Health care power of attorney and declaration of desire for natural death
§ 32A-27 Health care powers of attorney executed in other jurisdictions

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 32A > Article 3

  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: may be construed to include printing, engraving, lithographing, and any other mode of representing words and letters: Provided, that in all cases where a written signature is required by law, the same shall be in a proper handwriting, or in a proper mark. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3