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15-17-103. Effective date - applicability of repealed and reenacted parts 1 to 4 of article 14 of this title.

Statute text

(1) Parts 1 to 4 of article 14 of this title, as repealed and reenacted effective January 1, 2001, shall apply to any and all estates, trusts, or protective proceedings whether created or filed prior to or on or after said date.

(2) In circumstances where the terms of an instrument creating an estate or trust created prior to January 1, 2001, or in cases where court orders have been issued prior to January 1, 2001, which are contrary to, or inconsistent with, the law or procedure set forth in parts 1 to 4 of article 14 of this title, as repealed and reenacted effective January 1, 2001, the court orders or terms of the instrument will control unless and until the court issues subsequent orders as authorized under said parts 1 to 4.


Source: L. 2001: Entire section added, p. 889, 10, effective June 1.




Editor's note: This article was added in 1985. This article was repealed and reenacted in 2010, resulting in some addition, relocation, and elimination of subject matter within existing sections. For amendments to this article prior to 2010, consult the Colorado statutory research explanatory note and the table itemizing the replacement volumes and supplements to the original volumes of C.R.S. 1973 beginning on page vii in the front of this volume.


Cross references: For the provisions relating to anatomical gifts and their effect on advance health-care directives, see part 2 of article 19 of this title; for provisions relating to a medical durable power of attorney, see 15-14-506; for provisions relating to proxy decision-makers for medical treatment decisions, see article 18.5 of this title; for provisions relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation directives, see article 18.6 of this title.


Law reviews: For article, "The New Colorado Medical Treatment Decision Act", see 14 Colo. Law. 1190 (1985); for article, "Working With the New Medical Treatment Decision (Living Will) Act", see 15 Colo. Law. 645 (1986); for article, "The 1989 "Living Will" Amendment -- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care", see 18 Colo. Law. 1321 (1989); for article, "Cruzan: The Right to Die, Parts I and II", see 19 Colo. Law. 2055 and 2237 (1990); for article, "The Assault on Privacy in Healthcare Decisionmaking", see 68 Den. U. L. Rev. 1 (1991); for article, "Surrogate Decision-Making for 'Friendless' Patients", see 34 Colo. Law. 71 (April 2005); for article, "Respecting and Responding to End-of-Life Choices", see 34 Colo. Law. 57 (Oct. 2005); for article, "Revision of Colorado's Living Will Statutes", see 40 Colo. Law. 29 (April 2011); for article, "Advance Care Planning: The Attorney's Role in Helping Clients Achieve a 'Good Death'", see 41 Colo. Law. 67 (July 2012); for article, "How to Reconcile Advance Care Directives With Attempted Suicide", see 42 Colo. Law. 97 (July 2013).



15-18-101. Short title.

15-18-102. Legislative declaration.

15-18-103. Definitions.

15-18-104. Declaration as to medical treatment.

15-18-105. Inability of declarant to sign.

15-18-106. Witnessed or notarized declaration.

15-18-107. Withdrawal - withholding of life-sustaining procedures.

15-18-108. Determination of validity.

15-18-109. Revocation of declaration.

15-18-110. Liability.

15-18-111. Determination of suicide or homicide - effect of declaration on insurance.

15-18-112. Application of article.

15-18-113. Penalties - refusal - transfer.