2021 Colorado Code
Title 15 - Probate, Trusts, and Fiduciaries
Article 14 - Persons Under Disability - Protection
Part 5 - Powers of Attorney
§ 15-14-500.5. Definitions - Excluded Powers

Universal Citation: CO Code § 15-14-500.5 (2021)

    1. For purposes of sections 15-14-501 and 15-14-502, “power of attorney” means a power to make health-care decisions granted by an individual.
    2. For purposes of section 15-14-502, “power of attorney” also includes a power or delegation that is:
      1. Excluded from the application of part 7 of this article pursuant to section 15-14-703;
      2. Not a power to make health-care decisions; and
      3. Not effective without application of section 15-14-502.
    3. For purposes of this part 5 and part 6 of this article, “medical durable power of attorney” and “medical power of attorney” means a power to make health-care decisions.
  1. A power and delegation that is excluded from the application of part 7 of this article by section 15-14-703, other than a power to make health-care decisions, may be exercised during the incapacity of the principal to the extent provided in the power or delegation or by applicable principles of law and equity.

History. Source: L. 2009: Entire section added, (HB 09-1198), ch. 106, p. 421, § 6, effective January 1, 2010.

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