Elder Law

HB 100 – Adult Health Care Consent Act. Establishes the Adult Health Care Consent Act that specifies a priority of persons who can make health care decisions for a person who has been certified as unable to consent to his or her own care. Among other provisions, the priority order is: (1) a court-appointed guardian, (2) an attorney-in-fact appointed in a durable power of attorney. (3) an individual appointed by law, (4) a spouse, unless the spouse and pa­tient are separated or have a divorce pending, (5) a parent or adult child, (6) an adult sibling, grandparent, or adult grandchild, (7) any other relative by blood or marriage who is reasonably believed by the health care professional to have a close personal relationship with the patient, (8) any nonrelative who is reasonably believed by the health care professional to have a close personal relationship with the patient, (9) a person given authority to make health care decisions for the patient by another statutory provision. 

HB 310 – Exemption for seniors’ residences. Establishes the Seniors’ Retirement Protection Act which specifies that up to $125,000 of the value of the primary residence of a person who is 62 years old or older will be exempt from attachment or execution.

 

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  • HB - House Bill
  • HCS - House Committee Substitute
  • HS - House Substitute
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  • SCS - Senate Committee Substitute
  • SS - Senate Substitute
  • SJR - Senate Joint Resolution
  • * - Missouri Bar Committee-Drafted Legislation
 

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