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Office of Legislative Research reports summarize and analyze the law in effect on the date of each report's publication. Current law may be different from what is discussed in the reports.

  • Power of Attorney "Hot Powers" - 2020-R-0285
    Summarize Connecticut's power of attorney "hot powers" statute.

  • Durable Power of Attorney - 2007-R-0372
    You asked (1) whether there is any state oversight of people granted durable power of attorney and (2) what sanctions might apply if a person granted this power took advantage of the grantor, for example by misappropriating his property.

  • Power of Attorney - Revocative - 2005-R-0669
    You asked how a person might revoke a power of attorney? Our office is not authorized to give legal opinions and this report should not be considered one.

  • Joint Power of Attorney - 2002-R-0758
    You asked if someone gives a power of attorney to two people in the same document, do both have to sign a deed on the principal's behalf.

  • Power of Attorney - Mental Capacity - 2002-R-0094
    You asked about the mental capacity requirements for someone who wishes to execute a power of attorney.

Library Materials

  • Connecticut Estates Practice: Incapacity, Powers of Attorney and Adoption in Connecticut, 4th edition, by Ralph H. Folsom, Laura Weintraub Beck & Daniel P. Fitzgerald

    • Chapter 6: Powers of Attorney

  • Connecticut Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts Library, by Robert F. Cohn.

    • Chapter 30: Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial Matters

  • Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives, by Michael L. M. Jordan

    Search the online catalog for availability and locations.

  • Public Act 17-91 - An Act Adopting The Connecticut Uniform Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents Act and Revising The Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act
  • Public Act 16-40 - An Act Concerning Revisions to the Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act

  • Public Act No. 15-240 - An Act Concerning Adoption of the Connecticut Uniform Power of Attorney Act

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Connecticut Appellate Court:

  • Kindred Nursing Centers East, LLC v. Morin, 125 Conn. App. 165, 7 A. 3d 919 (2010). "Under our common law, a power of attorney creates a formal contract of agency between the grantor and his attorney in fact. Long v. Schull, 184 Conn. 252, 256, 439 A.2d 975 (1981). Under our statutory law, this agency relationship encompasses a variety of transactions that the grantor presumptively has authorized his attorney in fact to undertake on his behalf. General Statutes Sec. 1-42 et seq. The central issue in this case is whether, pursuant to these established legal principles, a person to whom a resident of a nursing home has given a power of attorney has a duty to assist the nursing home in securing the continuation of the resident's eligibility for medicaid financing."


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