The Washington General Power of Attorney Form is created when the Principal needs an Agent who can manage all, or almost all, aspects of their financial obligations. This includes giving gifts, managing bank accounts and investments, writing checks, paying bills and even signing financial agreements in their name.
Washington is one of the few states in the US that does not require a Power of Attorney agreement to be witnessed, either by members of the general public or by a Notary Public, in order for it to be valid. It is still recommended however, that the agreement be witnessed as it will make it less likely to be declared invalid by a Judge at some point in the future. Most law offices will have a Notary Public available.