You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Up Medical has the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Site, the Service and these Terms. Up Medical reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, remove or terminate any portion of the Site, the Service and these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time, without prior notice. All changes to these Terms are effective immediately upon being posted to the Site. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE FOLLOWING ANY CHANGES TO THESE TERMS WILL MEAN YOU ACCEPT THESE CHANGES.
DO NOT USE THIS SITE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL NEEDS. If you experience a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
II. YOUR LOCATION
You hereby certify that you are physically located in the State you choose/have chosen as your current location. You acknowledge that your ability to access and use the Service is conditioned upon the truthfulness of this certification and that the physicians or other healthcare providers (collectively, “Providers”) you access are relying upon this certification in order to interact with you. In the event that your certification is inaccurate, you agree to indemnify Up Medical and the physicians you interact with from any resulting damages, costs or claims as set forth in the Indemnification Section below.
The Services are intended for use by residents of the United States. We do not intentionally provide access to the Services to individuals located outside the United States. Up Medical makes no representation that the information and services provided on the Service are applicable to, appropriate for, or available to users in locations outside the United States. Accessing the Service from territories where the content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access the site from a location outside the U.S., you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.
III. ACCOUNT ENROLLMENT
To access the Service, you must first enroll to establish an individual user account (“Account”), by providing certain information. With the exception of sub accounts established for minor children of whom you are a parent or legal guardian, you agree that you will not create more than one Account, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without first receiving permission from the other person. In exchange for your use of the Service and, if applicable, in order for physicians to send notices to you, you agree to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our Account enrollment form; and (ii) each time you log on, maintain and promptly update such Account information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such Account information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service.
IV. YOUR ACCOUNT
In the event you establish an account and receive or establish a username and password for such account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and for restricting access to your computer. You should not share your username or password with any third party or allow any third party to access the Services using your username and password. You accept full responsibility and liability for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to notify us if you have any reason to believe that your username or password has been lost, compromised, or misused in any way. We reserve the right to revoke or deactivate your username and password at any time.
V. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES
Providers may not utilize the Services to provide fee for service consultations to Medicare or Medicaid beneficiaries. In select circumstances, Providers may utilize the Services to provide consultations to participants in a Medicare Advantage or Managed Medicaid plan. If you provide false or deceptive information regarding your Medicare or Medicaid enrollment status, Up Medical reserves the right to terminate all current or future use of the Services by you.
VI. WEBSITE CONTENT
Other than information received directly by you from Providers, the content on the Services should not be considered medical advice. We may post or provide links to general information resources that may be of interest to you (“Posted Materials”). Posted Materials are not to be used as medical diagnosis, treatment or advice. You should always talk to an appropriately qualified health care professional for diagnosis and treatment, including information regarding which medications or treatment may be appropriate for you. NONE OF THE CONTENT ON THE SERVICES REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT ANY PARTICULAR MEDICATION OR TREATMENT IS SAFE, APPROPRIATE, OR EFFECTIVE FOR YOU. Without limitation, Up Medical does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, providers, medications, products, or procedures.
The Services may provide links to third-party content. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such third-party content, and we do not control, endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise accept responsibility for such content. Use of any linked third-party content is at the user’s own risk.
VII. ACCEPTABLE USE
You agree not to access or use the Service in an unlawful way or for an unlawful or illegitimate purpose or in any manner that contravenes this Agreement. You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Services to take any action that could harm us or any third party, interfere with the operation of the Services, or use the Services in a manner that violates any laws. For example, and without limitation, you may not:
- transmit any message or information under a false name or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation or the origin of materials you transmit;
- provide information on the enrollment form that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete;
- transmit any message or information that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, predatory of minors, harassing, threatening, or hateful to any person;
- transmit any message or information that infringes or violates the intellectual property, privacy, or publicity rights of others;
- reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast, or circulate content received through the Services to anyone without prior express permission;
- attempt to disrupt the operation of the Service by any method, including through use of viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, denial of service attacks, flooding or spamming;
- engage in unauthorized spidering, “scraping,” or harvesting of content or personal information, or use any other unauthorized automated means to compile information;
- attempt to gain unauthorized access to any user accounts or computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means;
- take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our network or infrastructure;
- use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services or any activity conducted on the Services or attempt to probe, scan, test the vulnerability of, or breach the security of any system or network;
- circumvent, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile, disassemble, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with (or attempt, encourage, or support anyone else’s attempt to engage in such activities) any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Service. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited;
- attempt to modify, translate, decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse-engineer, or create derivative works of any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Services; or
- engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any person from using or enjoying the Services, or that, in our sole judgment, exposes us or any of our users, affiliates, or any other third party to any liability, damages, or detriment of any type.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate and work with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the Terms. We may suspend or terminate your access to the Services for any or no reason at any time without notice.
VIII. PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION
By providing a credit card or other payment method accepted by Up Medical (“Payment Method”), you are expressly agreeing that we are authorized to charge to the Payment Method any fees for your use of the Services, together with any applicable taxes. Please note that Up Medical may not receive complete information from your health insurance plan, if applicable, regarding the applicable co-pay due from you for your consultation. As such, you may be billed more than once with respect to a consultation to account for additional co-pay amounts due, if any.
You agree that authorizations to charge your Payment Method remains in effect until you cancel it in writing, and you agree to notify Up Medical of any changes to your Payment Method. You certify that you are an authorized user of the Payment Method and will not dispute charges for the Services that correspond to consultation fees or the co-payment required by your health plan, where applicable. You acknowledge that the origination of ACH transactions to your account must comply with applicable provisions of U.S. law. In the case of an ACH transaction rejected for insufficient funds, Up Medical may at its discretion attempt to process the charge again at any time within 30 days.
When scheduling a visit with a Provider using the Services, you will be required to provide a Payment Method. If you choose to cancel your scheduled appointment, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment time. Should you choose to cancel your scheduled appointment within 24 hours of the scheduled appointment time, Up Medical may assess a reservation fee.
You acknowledge and agree that fees for the Services may increase at any time.
IX. CONSENT TO SERVICES/TREATMENT PERFORMED
Telemedicine involves the use of communications to enable healthcare providers at sites remote from patients to provide consultative services. Providers may include primary care practitioners, specialists, and/or subspecialists. The information may be used for diagnosis, therapy, follow-up and/or education, and may include live two-way audio and video and other materials (e.g., medical records, data from medical devices).
The communications systems used will incorporate reasonable security protocols to protect the confidentiality of patient information and will include reasonable measures to safeguard the data and to ensure its integrity against intentional or unintentional corruption. At the end of each encounter, the patient will be provided an encounter summary, which may be kept for the patient’s records and may be shared with the patient’s local primary care or other provider, as appropriate.
ANTICIPATED BENEFITS OF TELEMEDICINE:
- Improved access to medical care by enabling a patient to remain at his or her home or office while consulting a clinician.
- More efficient medical evaluation and management.
POSSIBLE RISKS OF TELEMEDICINE:
As with any medical procedure, there are potential risks associated with the use of telemedicine. Provider believes that the likelihood of these risks materializing is very low. These risks may include, without limitation, the following:
- Delays in medical evaluation and consultation or treatment may occur due to deficiencies or failures of the equipment.
- Security protocols could fail, causing a breach of privacy of personal medical information.
- Lack of access to complete medical records may result in adverse drug interactions or allergic reactions or other negative outcomes.
By accepting these Terms, you acknowledge that you understand and agree with the following:
- I understand that the laws that protect privacy and the confidentiality of medical information also apply to telemedicine; I have received the HIPAA Notice which explains these issues in greater detail.
- I understand that telemedicine may involve electronic communication of my personal medical information to medical practitioners who may be located in other areas, including out of state.
- I understand that I may expect the anticipated benefits from the use of telemedicine in my care, but that no results can be guaranteed or assured.
- I understand that all information will be part of my medical record and available to me by printing the summary from the visit. This information will have the same restrictions on dissemination without my consent.
- I understand that my healthcare information may be shared with others (including health care providers and health insurers) for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations purposes. Psychotherapy notes are maintained by clinicians but are not shared with others, while billing codes and encounter summaries are shared with others and with me. If I obtain psychotherapy from Provider, I understand that my therapist has the right to limit the information provided to me if in my therapist’s professional judgment sharing the information with me would be harmful to me.
- I further understand that my healthcare information may be shared in the following circumstances:
a. When a valid court order is issued for medical records.
b. Reporting suspected abuse, neglect, or domestic violence.
c. Preventing or reducing a serious threat to anyone’s health or safety.
Up Medical reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, including personally identifiable information, or to edit, refuse to allow or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Up Medical’s sole discretion. Any disclosure of medical information, such as Protected Health Information (“PHI”) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) or state medical information privacy laws, is subject to the restrictions and requirements of such laws.
PATIENT CONSENT TO THE USE OF TELEMEDICINE:
I have read and understand the information provided above, and understand the risks and benefits of telemedicine, and by accepting these Terms I hereby give my informed consent to participate in a telemedicine visit under the terms described herein.:
BY CLICKING THE “AGREE” BUTTON YOU ARE CONSENTING TO RECEIVING CARE VIA THE SERVICE. THE SCOPE OF CARE WILL BE AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE HEALTHCARE PHYSICIAN WHO IS TREATING YOU, WITH NO GUARANTEE OF DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, OR PRESCRIPTION. THE HEALTHCARE PHYSICIAN WILL DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE CONDITION BEING DIAGNOSED AND/OR TREATED IS APPROPRIATE FOR A TELEHEALTH ENCOUNTER VIA THE SERVICE.
X. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT THE ADEQUACY, CURRENCY, ACCURACY, LIKELY RESULTS, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICES OR ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SERVICES, OR THAT THE FUNCTIONS PROVIDED WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE, OR ERROR-FREE. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT INCLUDED IN THE SERVICES OR ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SERVICES. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND YOUR RELIANCE UPON ANY OF ITS CONTENTS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OR OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, SUBCONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND ASSIGNS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR OTHER DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, ANY INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF THE SERVICES, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, LOSS OF DATA, OR USE, MISUSE, RELIANCE, REVIEW, MANIPULATION, OR OTHER UTILIZATION IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER OF THE SERVICES OR THE DATA COLLECTED THROUGH THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ONE OR MORE OF THEM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UP MEDICAL’S LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU SHALL BE SOLELY AND FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO THE SERVICE OR ANY COMPUTER SYSTEM, ANY LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY IMPROPER USE OR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE CAUSED BY YOU OR ANY PERSON USING YOUR USERNAME OR PASSWORD. UPMEDICAL CANNOT AND DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES ARISING FROM THE FAILURE OF ANY TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE, OR THE INTERNET OR FOR YOUR MISUSE OF ANY PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION, ADVICE, IDEAS, INFORMATION, INSTRUCTIONS OR GUIDELINES ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICES.
IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE SERVICE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE SERVICES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL UP MEDICAL, ANY UP MEDICAL LICENSOR OR SUPPLIER, OR ANY THIRD PARTY WHO PROMOTES THE SERVICE OR PROVIDES YOU WITH A LINK TO THE SERVICE BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, ANY INFRINGEMENT BY ANY CONTENT OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHER RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL UP MEDICAL, ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS OF NON-MEDICAL SERVICES OR ANY THIRD PARTY WHO PROMOTES THE SERVICE OR PROVIDES YOU WITH A LINK TO THE SERVICE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR COMPUTER OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER UNDER A THEORY OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, MALPRACTICE OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE OR THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD US AND OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, SUBCONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND ASSIGNS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSS, COSTS, EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES), CLAIMS, DAMAGES AND LIABILITIES RELATED TO OR ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND ANY ALLEGED VIOLATION BY YOU OF THESE TERMS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE OF ANY CLAIM FOR WHICH WE ARE ENTITLED TO INDEMNIFICATION UNDER THIS SECTION. IN SUCH EVENT, YOU SHALL PROVIDE US WITH SUCH COOPERATION AS WE REASONABLY REQUEST.
XII. DISPUTE RESOLUTION; CHOICE OF LAW
You and Up Medical each agree to submit to binding arbitration in the event of a dispute, controversy or claim (each, a “Dispute”) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof (including the determination of the scope or applicability of these Terms to arbitrate), your or Up Medical’s rights and obligations under these Terms and the Services. The arbitration will be held in the State of California before one arbitrator on an individual basis and not as a class action. You expressly waive any right you may have to arbitrate a dispute as a class action. You also expressly waive your right to a jury trial. The arbitration will be administered by JAMS (http://www.jamsadr.com). You may obtain a copy of the rules of JAMS by contacting the organization. You and Up Medical shall agree on one arbitrator to conduct the arbitration. In the event the parties cannot agree on an arbitrator, the arbitrator will be selected in accordance with the JAMS rules. Each party shall be responsible for its own attorney, expert and other fees, unless such fees are awarded by the arbitrator to the prevailing party. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Up Medical’s intellectual property rights, Up Medical may seek (and you will not contest) injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court with jurisdiction over the State of California, County of Los Angeles and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
The arbitrator’s award is final and binding on all parties. The Federal Arbitration Act, and not any state law concerning arbitration, governs all arbitration under this clause. Any court having jurisdiction may enter judgment on the arbitrator’s award. If any part of this clause, other than waivers of class action rights, is deemed or found to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder shall remain enforceable. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if the waiver of class action rights contained herein is not enforceable as to any person or persons, such non-enforceability shall apply to such person or persons only, and all other persons shall continue to be governed by the Arbitration Clause.
These Terms provide that all Disputes will be resolved by binding arbitration and not in court or by jury trial. IF A DISPUTE IS ARBITRATED, YOU GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS MEMBER ON ANY CLASS CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST FACILITY ENTITIES INCLUDING ANY RIGHT TO CLASS ARBITRATION OR ANY CONSOLIDATION OF INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATIONS. WITHOUT LIMITATION, THIS INCLUDES GIVING UP YOUR RIGHTS TO BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION AS SET FORTH IN ANY STATE STATUTE.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, these Terms are governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of California, excluding any law or conflicts of law principle that would apply the law of another jurisdiction. To the extent a Dispute is not governed by the Arbitration Clause, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Los Angeles County in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Services or under these Terms; provided, however, that in the event Up Medical is sued or joined by a third party in any other court or in any other forum in respect of any matter which may give rise to a claim by Up Medical hereunder, you consent to the jurisdiction of such court or forum over any claim which may be asserted by Up Medical therein. You irrevocably consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by such courts in any such action. In addition, and notwithstanding the foregoing, you irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection that you may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court and any claim that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. Final judgment in any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court shall be conclusive and binding upon you and may be enforced in any court in which you are subject to a jurisdiction by a suit upon such judgment. Use of the Services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including without limitation this paragraph. To the extent a claim is not governed by the Arbitration Clause, Up Medical and you each hereby waive the right to a trial by jury in any court and in any suit, action or proceeding, whether in tort, contract, or otherwise, in which any such party is a party, as to any claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms, your or Up Medical's rights and obligations under these Terms and the Services that may be provided.
XIII. NOTICE OF PRIVACY PRACTICES
Pursuant to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), you acknowledge that you have received a copy of Up Medical’s Notice of Privacy Practices. You hereby consent to disclosure of your protected information, including information generated through use of Up Medical or telemedicine services, as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices. This will include all of your protected health information generated during the provision of Services, including but not limited to treatment for mental health, drug and alcohol abuse, communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, developmental disabilities, genetic testing, and other types of treatment received.
XIV. LEGAL NOTICES
If you see a provider while you are located in California, please be advised that medical doctors are licensed and regulated by the Medical Board of California (800-633-2322; www.mbc.ca.gov).
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us, superseding any prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us.
In the event any provision of these Terms is held unenforceable, it will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions and will be replaced by an enforceable provision that comes closest to the intention underlying the unenforceable provision.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of these Terms or your access to and use of the Services.
Our failure to enforce any provisions of these Terms or respond to a violation by any party does not waive our right to subsequently enforce any terms or conditions of the Terms or respond to any violations.
Nothing contained in these Terms is in derogation of our right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Services or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use.
No assignment, delegation or other conveyance of these Terms may be made by you (by operation of law or otherwise) without the prior written consent of Up Medical, to be given in its sole discretion. Up Medical may assign its rights and obligations hereunder to any other party.
Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Services must be commenced within one year after the claim or cause of action arises; thereafter, any such claim will be forever barred, without regard to any contrary legislation.