2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 41 - Torts
Article 1 - Settlements, Releases and Statements
Section 41-1-2 - Settlements, releases and statements; applicability.
41-1-2. Settlements, releases and statements; applicability.
The provisions of this act [41-1-1, 41-1-2 NMSA 1978] relating to settlements, releases and statements obtained, by a person whose interest is or may become adverse, from a patient confined in a hospital or sanitarium or being treated by a person licensed to practice the healing arts, shall not apply, if at least five days prior to obtaining the settlement, release or statement, the injured party has signified in writing, by a statement acknowledged before a notary public, who has no interest adverse to the injured party, his willingness that a settlement, release or statement be given.
History: 1953 Comp., 21-11-2, enacted by Laws 1971, ch. 70, 2.
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