Is it legal for a doctor to make a patient (my mother) who has Wernicke's Encephalopathy (a form of dementia) and Schizophrenia to sign medical papers for procedures and surgeries without my knowledge/consent even though I am her P.O.A.? - 1/17/14 they performed a major surgery w/o my knowledge/consent and I am her (P.O.A.) it took the surgical team 11 days to notify me. Spoke to one of his team members, then met/spoke w/the doctor on the 2/8/14...said he wasn't aware of her conditions and apologized. I tried to give them all info from other hospitals, but they made it seem as if it was an inconvenience. 2/10/14 they performed a procedure w/o my consent again. Is it legal for my mother who has Wernicke's Encephalopathy/Schizophrenia to be able to sign medical papers w/o me as her P.O.A.?
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