Power of Attorney and Death

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    I have heard that Power of Attorney dies with somebody when they die. What does this mean for the person who was assigned power of attorney? Is medical and death info suddenly available to everybody?


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    Yes, I believe that the power of attorney does end when the person dies. I am not sure about medical records but the cause of death is available on the birth certificate (for anybody who wants to see), I believe.

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    Not sure what the medical information has to do with a power of attorney. That information will remain private. Once the person dies, there is nothing further the power of attorney can or needs to do.
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