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Kentucky Revised Statutes Title XXVI. Occupations and Professions § 311.623. Living will directive or medical order for scope of treatment;  eligible persons;  scope;  effect;  recognition of person's desire not to be resuscitated

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(1)??An adult with decisional capacity may make a written living will directive that does any or all of the following:

(a)?Directs the withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment; ?or

(b)?Directs the withholding or withdrawal of artificially provided nutrition or hydration; ?or

(c)?Designates one (1) or more adults as a surrogate or successor surrogate to make health care decisions on behalf of the grantor. ?During any period in which two (2) or more surrogates are serving, all decisions shall be by unanimous consent of all the acting surrogates unless the advance directive provides otherwise; ?or

(d)?Directs the giving of all or any part of the adult's body upon death for any purpose specified in KRS 311.1929.

(2)??Except as provided in KRS 311.633, a living will directive made pursuant to this section or a medical order for scope of treatment made pursuant to KRS 311.6225 shall be honored by a grantor's family, regular family physician or attending physician, and any health care facility of or in which the grantor is a patient.

(3)??For purposes of KRS 311.621 to 311.643, notification to any emergency medical responder as defined by KRS Chapter 211 or any paramedic as defined by KRS Chapter 311, of a person's authentic wish not to be resuscitated shall be recognized only if on a standard form or identification approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, in consultation with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, or a standard medical order for scope of treatment form approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure pursuant to KRS 311.6225.

Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Kentucky Revised Statutes Title XXVI. Occupations and Professions § 311.623. Living will directive or medical order for scope of treatment;  eligible persons;  scope;  effect;  recognition of person's desire not to be resuscitated - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ky/title-xxvi-occupations-and-professions/ky-rev-st-sect-311-623.html


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