Vermont Statutes Title 18. Health, § 9700. Purpose and policy




<Text of section effective until January 1, 2018.  See, also, text of § 9700 effective January 1, 2018.>

The state of Vermont recognizes the fundamental right of an adult to determine the extent of health care the individual will receive, including treatment provided during periods of incapacity and at the end of life.  This chapter enables adults to retain control over their own health care through the use of advance directives, including appointment of an agent and directions regarding health care and disposition of remains.  During periods of incapacity, the decisions by the agent shall be based on the express instructions, wishes, or beliefs of the individual, to the extent those can be determined.





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