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(a)(1) A declaration may be revoked at any time and in any manner by which the declarant is able to communicate an intent to revoke, without regard to mental or physical condition. A revocation is only effective as to the attending physician or any health care provider upon communication to that physician or health care provider by the declarant or by another who witnessed the revocation.
(2) The attending physician or health care provider shall make the revocation a part of the declarant's medical record.
(3) If there is an inconsistency between a declaration executed pursuant to this chapter and a durable health care power of attorney executed pursuant to chapter 4.10 of this title, both of which have been executed by the same person, the latter executed document shall control as to any inconsistent provision.
(4) For emergency medical services personnel, absence of reliable documentation as defined in § 23-4.11-2(12) shall constitute a revocation of the declaration.
(b) A revocation is only effective as to the attending physician or any health care provider or emergency medical services personnel upon communication to that physician health care provider or emergency medical services personnel by the declarant or by another who witnessed the revocation.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Rhode Island General Laws Title 23. Health and Safety § 23-4.11-4. Revocation of declaration - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ri/title-23-health-and-safety/ri-gen-laws-sect-23-4-11-4.html
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