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Art. 2997. Express authority required

            Authority also must be given expressly to:

            (1) Make an inter vivos donation, either outright or to a new or existing trust or other custodial arrangement, and, when also expressly so provided, to impose such conditions on the donation, including, without limitation, the power to revoke, that are not contrary to the other express terms of the mandate.

            (2) Accept or renounce a succession.

            (3) Contract a loan, acknowledge or make remission of a debt, or become a surety.

            (4) Draw or endorse promissory notes and negotiable instruments.

            (5) Enter into a compromise or refer a matter to arbitration.

            (6) Make health care decisions, such as surgery, medical expenses, nursing home residency, and medication.

            (7) Prevent or limit reasonable communication, visitation, or interaction between the principal and a relative by blood, adoption, or affinity within the third degree, or another individual who has a relationship based on or productive of strong affection.

            Amended by Acts 1981, No. 572, §1; Acts 1990, No. 184, §1; Acts 1992, No. 304, §1; Acts 1997, No. 261, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998; Acts 2001, No. 594, §1; Acts 2016, No. 110, §1, eff. May 19, 2016.

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