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35.1 (1) In this Part:

  • “communicate” means communicate using audiovisual communication technology, including assistive technology for persons who are hearing impaired or visually impaired, that enables persons to communicate with each other by hearing and seeing each other;
  • “electronic” means created, recorded, transmitted or stored in digital or other intangible form by electronic, magnetic or optical means or by any other similar means;
  • “electronic form”, in relation to an electronic will, means a form that
  • (a) is recorded or stored electronically,
  • (b) can be read by a person, and
  • (c) is capable of being reproduced in a visible form;
  • “electronic presence” or “electronically present” means the circumstances in which 2 or more persons in different locations communicate simultaneously to an extent that is similar to communication that would occur if all the persons were physically present in the same location;
  • “electronic signature” means information in electronic form that a person has created or adopted in order to sign a record and that is in, attached to or associated with the record;
  • “electronic will” means a will that is in electronic form.
  • (2) A record in electronic form is deemed not to be capable of being recorded, stored or reproduced if the person providing the record inhibits the recording, storage or reproduction of the record by the recipient.

2020-12-1, effective March 18, 2020 (retroactive from August 14, 2020); 2020-12-2, effective December 1, 2021 (B.C. Reg. 252/2021).