4760. (a) The superior court has jurisdiction in proceedings under
(b) The court in proceedings under this division is a court of
general jurisdiction and the court, or a judge of the court, has the
same power and authority with respect to the proceedings as otherwise
provided by law for a superior court, or a judge of the superior
court, including, but not limited to, the matters authorized by
Section 128 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
4761. The court may exercise jurisdiction in proceedings under this
division on any basis permitted by Section 410.10 of the Code of
4762. Without limiting Section 4761, a person who acts as an agent
under a power of attorney for health care or as a surrogate under
this division is subject to personal jurisdiction in this state with
respect to matters relating to acts and transactions of the agent or
surrogate performed in this state or affecting a patient in this
4763. The proper county for commencement of a proceeding under this
division shall be determined in the following order of priority:
(a) The county in which the patient resides.
(b) The county in which the agent or surrogate resides.
(c) Any other county that is in the patient's best interest.