§5-803. Revocation of advance health-care directive

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Published: 2015

§5-803. Revocation of advance health-care directive








(a). 
 
An individual with capacity may revoke the designation of an agent only by a signed
writing or by personally informing the supervising health-care provider.


[
1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW)
.]








(b). 
 
An individual with capacity may revoke all or part of an advance health-care directive,
other than the designation of an agent, at any time and in any manner that communicates
an intent to revoke.


[
1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW)
.]








(c). 
 
A health-care provider, agent, guardian or surrogate who is informed of a revocation
by an individual with capacity shall promptly communicate the fact of the revocation
to the supervising health-care provider and to any health-care institution at which
the patient is receiving care.


[
1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW)
.]








(d). 
 
A decree of annulment, divorce, dissolution of marriage or legal separation revokes
a previous designation of a spouse as agent unless otherwise specified in the decree
or in a power of attorney for health care.


[
1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW)
.]








(e). 
 
An advance health-care directive that conflicts with an earlier advance health-care
directive revokes the earlier directive to the extent of the conflict.


[
1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW)
.]





SECTION HISTORY

1995, c. 378, §A1 (NEW).
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