The Washington DC Limited Power of Attorney Form is created when the Principal wants their Agent to have a single fixed power to act on behalf of the Principal. These powers are usually financial in nature, such as filing taxes or selling real estate but they can, on occasion, be used to give the Agent other powers. It cannot be used to give the Agent power over the Principal’s medical care, as those powers are governed separately.
In Washington DC, in order for a Power of Attorney agreement to be valid it must be witnessed by either a Notary Public or two (2) adults who are unrelated to either the Principal or Agent by blood. Most law offices will have a Notary Public available to witness any Power of Attorney agreement signed in their offices.