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Indiana Expands Health Care Representative Appointments

As of July 1, 2015, Indiana has expanded who and what can be appointed as a healthcare representative.

Under prior Indiana law, only an individual who was at least 18 years old could be a health care representative. The law has been expanded to included businesses, trusts or even a government political subdivision.

The complete list of eligible health care representatives is found in Indiana Code 16-32-1-2: (1) an individual who is at least 18 years of age; (2) a corporation; (3) a trust; (4) a limited liability company; (5) a partnership; (6) a business trust; (7) an estate; (8) an association; (9) a joint venture; (10) a government or political subdivision; (11) an agency; (12) an instrumentality; and (13) any other legal or commercial entity.

A person is no longer limited to appointing an individual person as their health care representative.