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Is it a civil violation for a Convalescent Hospital to touch

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Is it a civil violation for a Convalescent Hospital to touch the person of a para/quadrapalegic who is aware, and force sign their name on a power of attorney - even if the disabled person gives permission?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  TexLaw replied 4 years ago.
As long as the signature is taking place with the disabled person's permission, it is legal. However, it is the wrong procedure.

The correct procedure would be to have someone else sign their name in the presence of a notary and the disabled person where the notary can hear the disabled person authorize the signer to sign, and then the signer signs as the disabled person and also signs as him/herself.
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