HB6477, which is making its way through the General Assembly, makes numerous substantive changes to the Illinois Durable Power of Attorney Act. Among them, provisions relating to an agent’s record keeping and disclosures, and remedies when agents abuse his or her duties. In addition, more and more institutions require a certification that the document is in effect. The pending legislation provides an agent certification form for that purpose. The changes would also confirm that the agent under the Health Care Power of Attorney, as an authorized representative under HIPAA, would be authorized to disclose confidential health information.
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December 23, 2011
2012 Increases in the Community Spouse Asset Allowance (CSAA) and Community Spouse Maintenance Needs Allowance (CSMNA)