Number: MD HB 510

Title: Health Care Decisions Act – Advance Directives – Electronic Documents and Electronic Signatures

Status: Approved by Governor – Chapter 79 – 04/08/2008

Abstract: Establishing, for purposes of the Health Care Decisions Act, that an electronic signature shall have the same effect as a manual signature, if the electronic signature meets specified requirements; authorizing a competent individual to make an electronic advance directive; authorizing an advance directive to be revoked electronically; defining the terms “electronic signature” and “signed”; altering the definition of “advance directive” to include electronic documents; etc.

Chg. Health Information Technology

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