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15-18-110. Liability

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(1) With respect to any declaration that appears on its face to have been executed in accordance with the requirements of this article:

(a) Any physician or advanced practice nurse may act in compliance with such declaration in the absence of actual notice of revocation, fraud, misrepresentation, or improper execution;

(b) A physician who signs a certificate withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining procedures in compliance with a declaration shall not be subject to civil liability, criminal penalty, or licensing sanctions therefor;

(c) A hospital or person acting under the direction of a physician and participating in the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures in compliance with a declaration shall not be subject to civil liability, criminal penalty, or licensing sanctions therefor; and

(d) An advanced practice nurse who withholds or withdraws life-sustaining procedures in compliance with a declaration shall not be subject to civil liability, criminal penalty, or licensing sanctions therefor.

History

History.
Source: L. 2010: Entire article R&RE, (HB 10-1025), ch. 113, p. 381, 1, effective August 11.

Annotations

Cross references: For other circumstances under which physicians are not subject to civil or criminal liability, see 13-21-108 and 13-22-106.