The Elimination of the Oklahoma Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

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Whether it’s a medical emergency or terminal disease, decisions pertaining to one’s health—especially in end-of-life situations—can be some of the most difficult to make. In some cases, patients rely on an appointed individual to make those decisions for them. On November 1, 2021, House Bill 2548 will go into effect, specifically removing an individual’s ability to execute a durable power of attorney for healthcare purposes. Healthcare Practice Group member Maggie K. Martin discusses key provisions repealed by the new legislation and See more +
Whether it’s a medical emergency or terminal disease, decisions pertaining to one’s health—especially in end-of-life situations—can be some of the most difficult to make. In some cases, patients rely on an appointed individual to make those decisions for them. On November 1, 2021, House Bill 2548 will go into effect, specifically removing an individual’s ability to execute a durable power of attorney for healthcare purposes. Healthcare Practice Group member Maggie K. Martin discusses key provisions repealed by the new legislation and the limited options that Oklahoma residents can utilize in place of the durable power of attorney. See less -
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