Q. Is there a specific law that regulates what has to be included in a power of attorney form?
A. Yes. The British Columbia Power of Attorney Act sets out the requirements of a power of attorney, as well as what the duties and obligations of an attorney are, how the appointment can be revoked, and what powers your attorney does and does not have under the law.
Q. Who can make a power of attorney in BC?
A. Any adult person (19 years or older) who is capable of making his/her own decisions and can understand the impact and consequences of signing the document can appoint an attorney to act for him/her.