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I had full POA for my mother untill she died last month. Am I responsible for a doctors bill I received?

Fletcher, NC |

I had full poa. She lived in a nursing home and was under Medicaid. I would pay her phone bill from her checking account. All her mail was sent here so she didn't have to fool with anything. I received a small doctors bill from her last couple of days in the hospital. Since the POA ceased with her death, am I financially responsible for her medical bills? Thank you for your time.

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  1. I cannot see how unless you signed a contract taking on the responsibility.

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