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Is my Texas Medical Power of Attorney valid in other states? What if I signed a Medical Power of Attorney in another state and move to Texas?

Medical Power of Attorney completed in Texas may or may not be valid in another state.

  • A Texas Medical Power of Attorney is only valid out-of-state if the other state’s laws allow it.
  • The other state’s laws may limit what it covers even if it is allowed in that state.

If you are considering moving to another state, you should look up that state’s laws or talk with a lawyer in that state to determine if you need to update your Medical Power of Attorney.

Note: A Medical Power of Attorney (or similar document) that was validly executed in another state is valid in Texas, but only to the extent the document, agent, or treatment is allowed under Texas law.