42 CFR § 424.71 - Definitions.
As used in this subpart, unless the context indicates otherwise—
Court of competent jurisdiction means a court that has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the parties before it.
Power of attorney means any written documents by which a principal authorizes an agent to—
(1) Receive, in the agent's name, any payments due the principal;
(2) Negotiate checks payable to the principal; or
(3) Receive, in any other manner, direct payment of amounts due the principal.