Gentle Reminder: Faxes are Generally Considered “Received” Communication

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

While we don’t want to wade into official positions on legal issues, we feel the need to gently remind the public that faxes are generally considered a communication that has been “received”.received message

As we are reminded in the case of an owner of a Georgia nursing home who was accused of neglecting to maintain the facility as well as issue bounced cheques, a number of faxes (likely with a copy of the confirmation page) were sent in 2006 and at other times.

Unfortunately for the owner, saying “I didn’t get the message” is difficult when there’s a confirmation page confirming receipt of the message from the received fax machine.

For more information on the story, see the article in the Rome News-Tribune.