2021 California Code
Probate Code - PROB
DIVISION 4.5 - POWERS OF ATTORNEY
PART 2 - POWERS OF ATTORNEY GENERALLY
CHAPTER 5 - Relations With Third Persons
(a) A third person who acts in good faith reliance on a power of attorney is not liable to the principal or to any other person for so acting if all of the following requirements are satisfied:
(1) The power of attorney is presented to the third person by the attorney-in-fact designated in the power of attorney.
(2) The power of attorney appears on its face to be valid.
(3) The power of attorney includes a notary public’s certificate of acknowledgment or is signed by two witnesses.
(b) Nothing in this section is intended to create an implication that a third person is liable for acting in reliance on a power of attorney under circumstances where the requirements of subdivision (a) are not satisfied. Nothing in this section affects any immunity that may otherwise exist apart from this section.
(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 307, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 1995.)