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Delaware Code Title 16. Health and Safety § 2504. Revocation of advance health-care directive

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(a)?An individual who is mentally competent may revoke all or part of an advance health-care directive:

(1)?By a signed writing; ?or

(2)?In any manner that communicates an intent to revoke done in the presence of 2 competent persons, 1 of whom is a health-care provider.

(b)?Any revocation that is not in writing shall be memorialized in writing and signed and dated by both witnesses. ?This record shall be made a part of the medical record.

(c)?Any person, including, but not limited to, a health-care provider, agent or guardian, who is informed of a revocation shall immediately 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.

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

(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.

(f)?The initiation of emergency treatment shall be presumed to represent a suspension of an advance health-care directive while receiving such emergency treatment.

Cite this article: - Delaware Code Title 16. Health and Safety § 2504. Revocation of advance health-care directive - last updated January 01, 2019 |

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