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MISSOURI DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY
KNOW EVERYONE BY THESE PRESENTS, which are intended to
constitute a Durable General Power of Attorney, THAT I, __________________________,
having an address at __________________________, hereby make, constitute and appoint
__________________________,
my
agent
having
an
address
at
__________________________, or if agent is unable, unwilling or unavailable to act, then
__________________________,
successor
agent
having
an
address
at
__________________________, as my attorney-in-fact TO ACT in my name, place and stead in
any way which I could do, if I were personally present, to the extent that I am permitted by law to
act through an agent:
(a) to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive all manner of goods, chattels,
debts, rents, interest, sums of money and demands whatsoever, due or to become
due, that are thought to be owing, belonging or payable to me in my own right or
otherwise, and to execute, acknowledge and deliver acquittances, receipts,
releases, satisfactions or other discharges for the same;
(b) to sell, transfer, exchange, convert, abandon, or otherwise dispose of, or grant
options with respect to, real and personal property, at public or private sale, with
or without security, in such manner, at such times, for such prices, and upon such
terms and conditions as my attorney-in-fact may deem necessary or appropriate;
(c) to buy, sell, exchange, invest and reinvest in common or preferred stocks,
bonds, commodities, options, limited liability companies, investment trusts,
mutual funds, regulated investment companies and other types of securities and
financial instruments, foreign or domestic, including any undivided interest in any
one or more common trust funds, whether or not such investments be of the
character permissible for investments by fiduciaries under any applicable law, and
without regard to the effect any such investment may have upon the diversity of
investments; to demand, receive and obtain any money or other things of value to
which I am or may become or may claim to be entitled in connection with any
stocks, bonds or other financial instruments; to cause securities or other property
to be held or registered in the name of a nominee or nominees or unregistered or
in any other form; to vote in person at meetings of stock or security holders and
adjournments thereof, to enter into voting trusts, and to vote by general or limited
proxy with respect to any stock or securities;
(d) to make, execute, endorse, accept and deliver in my name or in the name of
my attorney-in-fact all checks, notes, drafts, warrants, securities, stock
certificates, certificates of deposit, bonds, acknowledgments, and any other
agreements, certificates or instruments of any nature, as my attorney-in-fact may
deem necessary or appropriate;
(e) to deposit and withdraw any sums to or from any bank, savings or similar
account maintained by me alone or jointly; to open, continue, modify or terminate
any account or banking arrangement in my name or jointly with others; to borrow
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MISSOURI DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY
KNOW EVERYONE BY THESE PRESENTS, which are intended to
constitute a Durable General Power of Attorney, THAT I, __________________________,
having an address at __________________________, hereby make, constitute and appoint
__________________________,
my
agent
having
an
address
at
__________________________, or if agent is unable, unwilling or unavailable to act, then
__________________________,
successor
agent
having
an
address
at
__________________________, as my attorney-in-fact TO ACT in my name, place and stead in
any way which I could do, if I were personally present, to the extent that I am permitted by law to
act through an agent:
(a) to ask, demand, sue for, recover and receive all manner of goods, chattels,
debts, rents, interest, sums of money and demands whatsoever, due or to become
due, that are thought to be owing, belonging or payable to me in my own right or
otherwise, and to execute, acknowledge and deliver acquittances, receipts,
releases, satisfactions or other discharges for the same;
(b) to sell, transfer, exchange, convert, abandon, or otherwise dispose of, or grant
options with respect to, real and personal property, at public or private sale, with
or without security, in such manner, at such times, for such prices, and upon such
terms and conditions as my attorney-in-fact may deem necessary or appropriate;
(c) to buy, sell, exchange, invest and reinvest in common or preferred stocks,
bonds, commodities, options, limited liability companies, investment trusts,
mutual funds, regulated investment companies and other types of securities and
financial instruments, foreign or domestic, including any undivided interest in any
one or more common trust funds, whether or not such investments be of the
character permissible for investments by fiduciaries under any applicable law, and
without regard to the effect any such investment may have upon the diversity of
investments; to demand, receive and obtain any money or other things of value to
which I am or may become or may claim to be entitled in connection with any
stocks, bonds or other financial instruments; to cause securities or other property
to be held or registered in the name of a nominee or nominees or unregistered or
in any other form; to vote in person at meetings of stock or security holders and
adjournments thereof, to enter into voting trusts, and to vote by general or limited
proxy with respect to any stock or securities;
(d) to make, execute, endorse, accept and deliver in my name or in the name of
my attorney-in-fact all checks, notes, drafts, warrants, securities, stock
certificates, certificates of deposit, bonds, acknowledgments, and any other
agreements, certificates or instruments of any nature, as my attorney-in-fact may
deem necessary or appropriate;
(e) to deposit and withdraw any sums to or from any bank, savings or similar
account maintained by me alone or jointly; to open, continue, modify or terminate
any account or banking arrangement in my name or jointly with others; to borrow
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money at such interest rates and upon such terms and conditions as my attorney-
in-fact may deem necessary or appropriate, and to provide security therefor from
my assets; to pay, renew or extend the time of payment of any note given by me
or on my behalf; to prepare financial statements concerning my assets and
liabilities or income and expenses, and deliver them to financial institutions; to
receive statements, notices and other documents from financial institutions; to
open or cause to be opened any safe deposit box in my name and to examine and
remove any or all of the contents of such box; and to conduct such other banking
transactions as my attorney-in-fact may deem necessary or appropriate;
(f) to take possession of, recover, obtain and hold any tangible personal property
belonging to me or to which I may be entitled, and to receive and take for me and
in my name any rents, issues and profits of any such property; to purchase, invest
in, reinvest in, accept as a gift, sell, exchange, lease, grant options upon, assign,
transfer, abandon, pledge, encumber or otherwise dispose of any personal
property of any nature and wherever situate; to store property for hire or on a
gratuitous bailment; to make repairs and alterations; and to execute, acknowledge
and deliver all contracts, leases, notes, security agreements, guarantees, bills of
sale, assignments, extensions, releases, waivers, consents, and any other
agreements, writings and instruments of any nature affecting any personal
property, as my attorney-in-fact may deem necessary or appropriate;
(g)
to possess, recover, manage, hold, control, develop, subdivide, partition,
mortgage, lease or otherwise deal with any real property belonging to me or to
which I may be entitled; to purchase, invest in, reinvest in, accept as a gift, sell,
exchange, lease, sublease, grant options upon, convey with or without covenants,
quitclaim, assign, transfer, abandon, encumber or otherwise dispose of any real
property of any nature and wherever situate; to borrow money at such interest
rates and upon such terms and conditions as my attorney-in-fact may deem
necessary or appropriate, and to provide security therefor by mortgage, deed of
trust or similar instrument or pledge of any property; to satisfy, discharge, release
or extend the term of any mortgage, deed of trust or similar instrument; to apply
for zoning, rezoning or other governmental permits; to make repairs, replacements
and improvements, structural or otherwise; to pay, compromise or contest real
estate taxes, assessments, water charges and sewer rents; to abstain from the
payment of real estate taxes, assessments, water charges and sewer rents, repairs,
maintenance and upkeep of the same; to abandon property if deemed to be
worthless or not of sufficient value to warrant keeping or protecting; to permit
property to be lost by tax sale, foreclosure or other proceeding or to convey
property for a nominal consideration or without consideration; and to execute,
acknowledge and deliver all contracts, deeds, leases, mortgages, notes, security
agreements, guarantees, transfers to trusts, bills of sale, assignments, extensions,
satisfactions, releases, waivers, consents, and any other agreements, writings and
instruments of any nature affecting any real property, as my attorney-in-fact may
deem necessary or appropriate;
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(h) to commence any actions or proceedings for the recovery of any real or
personal property or for any other purpose; to appear in, answer and defend any
actions or proceedings commenced against me; and to prosecute, maintain,
appeal, discontinue, compromise, arbitrate, mediate, settle and adjust all actions,
proceedings, accounts, dues and demands that now or hereafter may exist, as my
attorney-in-fact may deem necessary or appropriate;
(i) to create, amend or terminate one or more trusts, partnerships, corporations,
limited liability companies, co-tenancies or any other form of ownership or entity
for the purpose of dealing with any property or property interest of any nature that
I may have or hereafter acquire, under such terms and with such provisions as my
attorney-in-fact may deem necessary or appropriate; to transfer any or all property
in which I have an interest into any trusts, partnerships, corporations, limited
liability companies, co-tenancies or other entities, whether created by me or my
attorney-in-fact or otherwise (and, in this regard, that my attorney-in-fact may be
a remainderman, partner, shareholder, member, co-tenant or beneficiary of any
such entity shall not affect the validity of any action hereunder, and shall not, by
itself, constitute a breach of fiduciary duty); to remove property from any such
entity; and to give to any such entity, or to any person acting as agent or trustee
under any instrument executed by me or on my behalf, such instructions or
authorizations as I may have the right to give;
(j) to join or become a party to, or to oppose, any reorganization, readjustment,
recapitalization, foreclosure, merger, voting trust, dissolution, consolidation or
exchange, and to deposit any securities with any committee, depository or trustee,
and to pay any fees, expenses and assessments incurred in connection therewith,
and to charge the same to principal, and to exercise conversion, subscription or
other rights, and to make any necessary payments in connection therewith, or to
sell any such privileges;
(k)
to deal with all matters relating to all forms of insurance and annuities,
including the procurement, maintenance and termination thereof; however,
notwithstanding the powers given my attorney-in-fact in this and other provisions
of this power of attorney, my attorney-in-fact shall have no incidents of
ownership in any life insurance policy in which I own an interest and which
insures the life of my attorney-in-fact;
(l) to do all acts necessary to maintain my customary standard of living and that
of my family and other persons customarily supported by me, including without
limitation the power to pay for medical, dental and surgical care, living quarters,
usual vacation and travel expenses, shelter, clothing, food, education,
organizational fees and contributions, and other living costs;
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(m) to act for me in all matters which affect my right to government benefits and
assistance, including without limitation Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid,
qualified state tuition programs, and other governmental benefits and benefits
relating to civil or military service; to file, prosecute, submit to arbitration or
settle any claim for benefits or assistance; to establish new residency and
domicile; and to receive the proceeds of claims and conserve, invest, disburse and
use them on my behalf;
(n) to take all steps and remedies necessary or appropriate for the conduct and
management of any business in which I may have an interest; to exercise in
person or by proxy any right, privilege or option which I may have with respect to
any business; to continue, modify, negotiate, renegotiate, extend and terminate
any and all contracts or agreements heretofore or hereafter made with respect to
the business; to pay, compromise or contest business taxes or other claims or
obligations; to determine the policies of the business as to the location, methods
and manner of its operations including its financing, accounting, and insurance;
and to add or remove capital from the business;
(o) to employ such agents, attorneys, accountants, investment counsel, trustees,
caretakers and other persons and entities providing services or advice, irrespective
of whether my attorney-in-fact may be associated therewith, and to rely upon
information or advice furnished thereby or to ignore the same, and to delegate
duties hereunder and pay such compensation, as my attorney-in-fact may deem
necessary or appropriate; and
(p) to do, execute, perform and finish for me and in my name all things which my
attorney-in-fact shall deem necessary or appropriate in and about or concerning
my property or any part thereof.
THIS POWER OF ATTORNEY IS A DURABLE POWER OF ATTORNEY,
AND THE AUTHORITY OF MY ATTORNEY-IN-FACT SHALL NOT TERMINATE IF I
BECOME DISABLED, INCOMPETENT OR INCAPACITATED OR IN THE EVENT OF
LATER UNCERTAINTY AS TO WHETHER I AM DEAD OR ALIVE.
It may be necessary for my attorney-in-fact to have access to my medical records
to establish whether medical bills are valid and appropriate or for other purposes. I grant to my
attorney-in-fact the authority and power to serve as my personal representative for all purposes
of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, the regulations in 45 C.F.R.
Sec. 160 et seq., and any other applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations (collectively
"HIPAA"), including the authority to request, receive, obtain and review, and be granted full and
unlimited access to, and consent to the disclosure of complete unredacted copies of any and all
health, medical and financial information and any information or records referred to in 45 C.F.R.
Sec. 164.501 and regulated by the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health
Information found in 65 Fed. Reg. 82462 as protected private records or otherwise covered under
HIPAA. I understand that health and medical records can include information relating to
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subjects such as sexually transmitted diseases, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS),
AIDS-related complex (ARC) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), behavioral or mental
health services, and treatment for alcohol or drug abuse or addiction. I understand that I may
have access to or receive an accounting of the information to be used or disclosed as provided in
45 C.F.R. Sec. 164.524 et seq. I further understand that authorizing the disclosure of this health
information is voluntary and that I can refuse to sign this authorization. I further understand that
any disclosure of this information carries with it the potential for an unauthorized further
disclosure of this information by third parties and that such further disclosure may not be
protected under HIPAA. In order to induce the disclosing party to disclose the aforesaid private
and/or protected confidential information, I forever release and hold harmless said disclosing
party who relies upon this instrument from any liability under confidentiality rules arising under
HIPAA as a consequence of said disclosure. I authorize my attorney-in-fact to execute any and
all releases or other documents that may be necessary in order to obtain disclosure of my patient
records and other medical information subject to and protected by HIPAA.
Subject to limitations in this document, my agent and attorney-in-fact shall have
all the power and authority necessary to do all the following:
(a) authorize an autopsy;
(b) make a disposition of a part or parts of my body; and
(c) direct the disposition of my remains
It is my desire and request that no guardian or conservator of my person or
property be appointed in the event of my disability or incapacity. If, however, a guardian or
conservator of my person or property is to be appointed for me, I hereby nominate and appoint
my attorney-in-fact hereunder to serve as guardian and conservator without bond.
To induce any third party to act hereunder, I hereby agree that any third party
receiving a duly executed copy or facsimile of this power of attorney may act hereunder, and that
revocation or termination hereof shall be ineffective as to such third party unless and until actual
notice or knowledge of such revocation or termination shall have been received by such third
party. I, for myself and my heirs, executors, legal representatives and assigns, hereby agree to
indemnify and hold harmless any such third party from and against any and all claims that may
arise against such third party by reason of such third party having relied upon the provisions of
this power of attorney.
I hereby revoke any prior general powers of attorney which I have executed (but
not any powers of attorney related to health care).
This power of attorney shall be governed by Missouri law, although I request that
it be honored in any state or other location in which I or my property may be found. If any
provisions hereof shall be unenforceable or invalid, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not
affect the remaining provisions of this power of attorney.
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