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Rhode Island Power of Attorney Forms (9 Types)

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Rhode Island Power of Attorney Forms (9 Types)

Updated August 09, 2023

A Rhode Island power of attorney form is a type of legal document whereby an individual can legally appoint another to stand in his or her place and act on his or her behalf in a variety of circumstances and situations. Some powers of attorney can be used for a broad range of purposes for a long period of time, while others are used for more discreet temporary situations. The powers mostly related to finances and making decisions for a person’s health care in the chance they cannot do so for themselves. After signing, any of the forms may immediately be used.

By Type (9)

Durable (Statutory) Power of Attorney – A durable POA is more of a long-term arrangement whereby you appoint someone to represent your financial interests for an extended period of time which can include your incapacity if desired.

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Signing Requirements (§ 18-16-2): Notary public.

General (Financial) Power of Attorney – A general POA is generally also used in long-term financial representation, but it terminates automatically if the principal (the person who created the POA) becomes incapacitated.

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Signing Requirements (§ 18-16-2): Notary public.

Limited Power of Attorney – A limited form is used when you need representation for a short-term period or for a limited transaction.

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Signing Requirements (§ 18-16-2): Notary public.

Medical Power of Attorney – This type can be used to appoint someone you love and trust to represent your healthcare interests in the event you are unable to do so.

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Signing Requirements (§ 23-4.10-2): Two (2) witnesses and a notary public.

Minor (Child) Power of Attorney – This form is used when you anticipate being away from your children and you need to make sure your caretaker has the tools necessary to make decisions about school and medical care for your children.

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Signing Requirements: No statutory definition; however, it is suggested that the document be signed by the caregiver, two (2) witnesses, and a notary public.

Real Estate Power of Attorney – The use of an Agent or Attorney-in-Fact, to help a property owner with the management and/or sale in accordance with § 18-16-3.

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Signing Requirements (§ 18-16-2): Notary public.

Revocation of Power of Attorney – This is used when you want to revoke any POA that you may have executed in the past. When you want to terminate a POA, always let your representative or agent know that you do not want them to continue to use the POA and provide a copy of this executed revocation form to them.

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Signing Requirements: No statutory definition; however, the principal is recommended to sign in the presence of a notary public.

Tax Power of Attorney (Form RI-2848) – This is used to have an appointee, usually a tax professional, to represent your interests in front of the Rhode Island Division of Taxation.

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Signing Requirements: The representative must sign. If the representative is not an attorney, certified public accountant, licensed public accountant, or an enrolled agent, the document must also be signed by two (2) witnesses or acknowledged by a notary public.

Vehicle Power of Attorney – Use this form to have someone take care of your titling and registration of your motor vehicle in front of the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles.

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Signing Requirements: Notary public.