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If I sign hospital papers as power of attorney, does that make

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If I sign hospital papers as power of attorney, does that make me responsible for payment of medical bills?
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No – you will not be personally liable for signing the hospital papers as power of attorney provided you indicate that you are signing as power of attorney for the patient and not personally. This is typically accomplished by signing "your name, as power of attorney for X and not personally"

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