We have both POAs for each other and have never been asked for either. I suppose as next of kin as yet it hasn't been required. My daughter though has had to use it for everything since her father has gone into care. Once when our own GP was on leave, OH needed an urgent appointment for an episode of cellulitis. We saw a doctor I knew but he didn't. She sat him down and told him that she would ask him to tell her what the problem was and that she would then ask me for further details. Sensible lady! We arrived at Emergency one night when OH had a transfusion grade nose bleed. Triage nurse took one look at him covered in blood and immediately passed the admission papers over to me to sign. The clinic has a certified copy of my Advanced Care Directive but that's it. And come Christmas, we always take in loads of top quality chocolates for the wonderful reception staff. A little appreciation goes a long way.