Code of the District of Columbia

§ 21–2102. Durable power of attorney.

A power of attorney legally sufficient under this chapter is durable to the extent that durable powers are permitted by sections 21-2081 through 21-2085 , or other law of the District of Columbia and the power of attorney contains language such as “This power of attorney will continue to be effective if I become disabled, incapacitated, or incompetent,” showing the intent of the principal that the power granted may be exercised notwithstanding later disability, incapacity, or incompetency.


(Sept. 18, 1998, D.C. Law 12-147, § 2, 45 DCR 3853; Apr. 12, 2000, D.C. Law 13-91, § 143, 47 DCR 520.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 21-2102.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 13-91 validated a previously made technical amendment.

Cross References

Durable power of attorney generally, see § 21-2101 et seq.

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 2 of the Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney Act.