BILL NO. 35
3rd Session, 63rd General Assembly
70 Elizabeth II, 2021
Private Member's Bill
First Reading: March 23, 2021
This Bill makes valid a guardianship appointment executed in the "virtual presence" rather than the physical presence of a witness if certain conditions are met.
1 Section 2 of Chapter 8 of the Acts of 2002, the Guardianship Act, is amended by adding immediately after clause (a) the following clause:
- (aa) "presence" means physical presence except where otherwise permitted by Section 19A;
- 19A (1) Two persons are in each other's virtual presence if both persons can clearly see and hear the other over a secure electronic device.
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