David M. Levy Professor of Law Nina Kohn has contributed “The New Uniform Health Care Decisions Act: An Overview” to the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging’s bi-monthly journal Bifocal.
Appearing in Bifocal Vol. 45 Issue 1 (Sept. 2023), Kohn provides a synopsis of the Uniform Law Commission’s (ULC) Uniform Health Care Decisions Act that was approved in July. The Act modernizes and expands on the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act approved by the ULC in 1993.
Some of the Act’s most notable provisions make it easier for people to create and use advanced directives, clarify when a surrogate may make healthcare decisions for a patient, and set forth what happens if a patient objects to a determination of incapacity, among several other provisions.
Kohn served as the Reporter for the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act.