• Current through October 23, 2012

A power of attorney legally sufficient under this chapter is durable to the extent that durable powers are permitted by sections 21-2081 through 21- 2085, or other law of the District of Columbia and the power of attorney contains language such as "This power of attorney will continue to be effective if I become disabled, incapacitated, or incompetent," showing the intent of the principal that the power granted may be exercised notwithstanding later disability, incapacity, or incompetency.

(Sept. 18, 1998, D.C. Law 12-147, § 2, 45 DCR 3853; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 143, 47 DCR 520.)


Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 21-2102.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-91 validated a previously made technical amendment.

Legislative History of Laws

For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-147, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 21-2101.

For Law 13-91, see notes following § 21-2101.

Uniform Law

This section is based upon § 2 of the Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney Act. See 8B Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition, or ULA Database on WESTLAW.