One thing that happened while we were focused on the budget
While most of the state was focused on budget drama in late June and early July, at least one bill was signed into law that you should probably know about.
Act 95 makes “several key modifications to the form and substance” of the state’s power-of-attorney documents, according to a news release from O’Brien Communications.
Here’s what is crucial: If you already have signed power-of-attorney documents in the event of an emergency, they likely need to be updated by a professional before this act is implemented next year. The forms themselves have changed, as have the rights and powers of the person you have designated to take charge of making decisions for you.
I know — it’s just one more thing to add to your long list of things to take care of. But this is one that could be crucial for you at any moment.