Rhode Island Revocation of Power of Attorney Form

Revoking a Power of Attorney with a Rhode Island Revocation of Power of Attorney does not require a Principal to meet a whole host of requirements. The Principal, however, must a) be of a sound mind when revoking a Power of Attorney, b) make the decision without duress c) fulfill any signing requirements (as stated in the section below), and d) inform the Agent/s of the revocation. Once these requirements are met, the revocation will be lawfully executed.

 


Additional Requirements

While it is possible to orally inform the Agent of the revocation, it is strongly advised that any revocation of a Power of Attorney is recorded in writing by the Principal using this document. Not only will it enhance the Agent’s understanding of the situation, it will also allow for the terms of the decision to be easily referenced at any point in the future by either party.

State Laws & Signing Requirements

State Laws – Rhode Island Short Form Power of Attorney Act

Signing Requirements – Excluding the revocation of a Health Care / Medical Power of Attorney, there are no state-mandated requirements for a Power of Attorney to be revoked, it is strongly recommended that the Principal signs a Revocation of Power of Attorney form before a Notary Public and two (2) witnesses.

In order to revoke a Health Care / Medical Power of Attorney, state law (§ 23-4.10-3) notes that it, “may be revoked at any time and in any manner by which the Declarant is able to communicate an intent to revoke, without regard to mental or physical condition. A revocation is only effective as to the attending physician or any health care provider or emergency medical services personnel upon communication to that physician or health care provider or emergency medical services personnel by the Declarant or by another who witnessed the revocation.”