1. Rosie 49

    Rosie 49 New member

    Oct 31, 2019
    6
    My PWD will not sign a LPA am I as his spouse legally entitled to make decisions concerning his health and welfare.
    I am not concerned about the financial aspect as he has no assets
     
  2. karaokePete

    karaokePete Registered User

    Jul 23, 2017
    5,022
    N Ireland
    I think the short answer to this is 'no'. However, medics may listen to what you say(that may not always be the case though), even if they don't discuss the matter or act upon what you have said.

    Without an LPA deputyship is required once the person has lost capacity and that can be expensive.

    There is a Society Factsheet covering the issue and you can read that by clicking the 2nd line of the following link
    Lasting power of attorney (472)
    PDF printable version
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,262
    Male
    North Manchester
    Health and welfare deputyships are extremely rare, the COP preferring to deal with each decision by means of a separate court application at ~£400 a go plus cost of formal proof of incapacity.
     
  4. Rosie 49

    Rosie 49 New member

    Oct 31, 2019
    6
    Thank you for advice
     

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