(a) No policy of life insurance or annuity or other type of contract that is conditioned
on the life or death of the person, shall be legally impaired or invalidated in any
manner by the withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging intervention from a person
in accordance with the provisions of this article, notwithstanding any terms of the
policy to the contrary.
(b) The withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging intervention from a principal
in accordance with the provisions of this article does not, for any purpose, constitute
a suicide and does not constitute the crime of assisting suicide.
(c) The making of a living will or medical power of attorney pursuant to this article
does not affect in any manner the sale, procurement or issuance of any insurance policy
nor does it modify the terms of an existing policy.
(d) No health care provider or health care service plan, health maintenance organization,
insurer issuing disability insurance, self-insured employee welfare benefit plan,
nonprofit medical service corporation or mutual nonprofit hospital service corporation
shall require any person to execute a living will or medical power of attorney as
a condition for being insured for or receiving health care services.
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