Arizona Court of Appeals Rules that a Health Care Power of Attorney Does Not Authorize the Patient’s Agent to Sign an Arbitration Agreement

May 26, 2021 By James W. Kaucher In Legal Alerts

May 26, 2021 – In Heaphy v. Willow Canyon Healthcare, Inc., 2 CA-CV 2020-0113 (App. May 18, 2021), the Arizona Court of Appeals held that a health care power of attorney (“HPOA”) did not authorize the patient’s representative to execute an arbitration agreement. Although the HPOA authorized the patient’s representative to […]

New Law Provides Health Care Providers and Others Immunity from Civil Claims Related to COVID-19 Injuries or Deaths

April 22, 2021 By Rachel L. Werner In Legal Alerts

April 22, 2021 – Arizona health care professionals and institutions, as well as businesses and governmental entities, are now protected against most civil claims related to COVID-19 injuries or deaths. SB 1377, signed by Governor Ducey on April 5, 2021, enacted two statutes that give limited immunity for specific acts […]

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