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.