My grandfather is currently in the hospital and has had multiple tests done to him without my mother's consent when she has his Power of Attorney, when she has told the hospital multiple times to give her details when that kind of thing is being done. The doctor has apparently removed the POA even after my grandfather, while coherent had told her to put it back in place. As far as I know she has not put it back in place. Is the doctor breaking any laws?
A POA must be in writing and entered into the medical record not by the doctor but the hospital administration/support staff. Complain the hospital administration gif the doctor is violating a valid POA.
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The Doctor is required to abide by the POA as long as it is determined that the patient is not viable to answer/decide/communicate their decisions. If there is a standing POA the Hospital/Dr. is responsible to follow that document. If they are not, you should file a complaint with the Hospital. As stated above, your mother could also file for guardianship which would also require the Hospital to abide by her wishes. For that documentation you will want to consult an Estate attorney.
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