Minnesota power of attorney is a document whereby you can entitle another person to govern your property or health care matters. The person who grants this authority is called the principal, and the person who assumes the authority is called the agent. You retain the right to control your property and healthcare as long as you are legally competent. You may also revoke the power of attorney at any time by writing a document stating you revoke it and signing and dating it in front of a notary public. You can name more than one agent if you have a number of duties that you cannot perform, and you can name successor agents in case the initial agent is unwilling or incapable of effectively administering your business.

If you would like to read the power of attorney statutes you may download in PDF or visit the State Website.