2019 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 5 - Death
Subtitle 6 - Health Care Decisions Act
Part I - Advance Directives.
§ 5-601.1. Electronic signatures.

    For purposes of this Part I of this subtitle, an electronic signature shall have the same effect as a manual signature if the electronic signature:

        (1)    Uses an algorithm approved by the National Institute of Standards and Technology;

        (2)    Is unique to the individual using it;

        (3)    Is capable of verification;

        (4)    Is under the sole control of the individual using it;

        (5)    Is linked to data in such a manner that if the data are changed, the electronic signature is invalidated;

        (6)    Persists with the document and not by association in separate files; and

        (7)    Is bound to a digital certificate.

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