18-8-1. Definitions.

Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    “Electronic,” relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities;

(2)    “Electronic presence,” the relationship of two or more individuals in different locations communicating by means of video communication technology;

(3)    “Instrument,” a will, a declaration, a power of attorney, a pre-need cremation authorization, or an anatomical gift or refusal to make an anatomical gift of the individual’s body or part thereof;

(4)    "Video communication technology," an electronic device or process that allows a signer and a remotely located person or persons not in the physical presence of the signer to communicate in real-time simultaneously by sight and sound and that makes any necessary reasonable accommodation for individuals with vision, hearing, or speech impairments;

(5)    “Signer,” an individual who signs or who acknowledges that signature. A signer also includes an individual who directs another person to sign for the signer in the physical presence of the signer.

Source: SL 2022, ch 56, § 1.