Indiana Revocation of Life Prolonging Procedures Law

Power of Attorney and Health Care – General – Indiana

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REVOCATION OF LIFE PROLONGING PROCEDURES DECLARATION
(ยง 16-36-4-12)

Indiana Code Section 16-36-4-12:

(a) A living will declaration or a life prolonging procedures will declaration may be revoked at any time by the declarant by any of the following:

(1) A signed, dated writing.

(2) Physical cancellation or destruction of the declaration by the declarant or another in the declarant’s presence and at the declarant’s direction.

(3) An oral expression of intent to revoke.

(b) A revocation is effective when communicated to the attending physician.

(c) No civil or criminal liability is imposed upon a person for failure to act upon a revocation unless the person had actual knowledge of the revocation.

(d) The revocation of a life prolonging procedures will declaration is not evidence that the declarant desires to have life prolonging procedures withheld or withdrawn.

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