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AARP-Backed Power of Attorney Reform Passes Unanimously in Montana Legislature; Signed by Governor

Governor Brian Schweitzer has signed an AARP-backed measure aimed at protecting elderly and vulnerable Montanans from abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. The Uniform Power of Attorney Act authored by Rep. Chris Hansen (R-Havre), establishes legal reforms to curtail power of attorney abuses that have cheated the elderly, the disabled and their heirs. Current Montana law dealing with financial powers of attorney lacks adequate consumer protection provisions.
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