Legal definition of Monitor
Power Of Attorney Legal Terminology


Monitor is a new term approved by the NY legislature in 2008 in connection with the new Power of attorney laws of NY. The purpose of appointing a monitor is to prevent elder abuse and abuse of a power of attorney.
A monitor can be appointed by the principal in the Power of attorney and is given the authority to request, receive, and seek to compel the agent (attorney in fact) to provide a record of all receipts, disbursements, and transactions entered into by the agent on behalf of the principal.
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