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Category: Legal Issues (Page 3 of 3)

Healthcare Surrogates can’t agree to Arbitration 

Standing as a health surrogate doesn’t allow appointees to enter into nursing home arbitration agreements or other business agreements with providers, a Florida appeals court has ruled.

At issue was a nursing home attempting to force claims by a deceased resident’s estate into arbitration since one of the healthcare surrogates had signed an arbitration agreement during admission of the resident.… Read the rest

Uniform Law Commission Approves the Uniform Electronic Wills Act

Recently the Uniform Law Commissioners approved five new acts, including the The Uniform Electronic Wills Act.  According to the ULC:

This Act permits testators to execute an electronic will and allows probate courts to give electronic wills legal effect.  Most documents that were traditionally printed on paper can now be created, transferred, signed, and recorded in electronic form. 

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