A third person who rejects a power of attorney for any reason other than as provided in paragraph (1)(a) must state in writing the reason for the rejection.

(1)A third person is not required to accept a power of attorney if:

(a)The third person is not otherwise required to engage in a transaction with the principal in the same circumstances;

(b)The third person has knowledge of the termination or suspension of the agent’s authority or of the power of attorney before exercising the power;

(c)A timely request by the third person for an affidavit, English translation, or opinion of counsel under Florida Statute Section 709.2119(4) is refused by the agent;

(d)Except as provided in paragraph (b), the third person believes in good faith that the power is not valid or that the agent does not have authority to perform the act requested; or

(e)The third person makes, or has knowledge that another person has made, a report to the local adult protective services office stating a good faith belief that the principal may be subject to physical or financial abuse, neglect, exploitation, or abandonment by the agent or a person acting for or with the agent.

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