HEALTH AND SAFETY
THE MEDICAL CONSENT AND NATURAL DEATH ACT
39-4511B. suspension of advance directive. (1) A living will and durable power of attorney for health care, physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) form or other advance directive may be suspended at any time by the maker thereof by any of the following methods:
(a) By a written, signed suspension by the maker thereof expressing his intent to suspend;
(b) By an oral expression by the maker thereof expressing his intent to suspend; or
(c) By any other action that clearly manifests the maker’s intent to suspend the advance directive.
(2) A health care provider who does not have actual knowledge of the suspension is entitled to rely on an otherwise apparently valid advance directive as though it had not been suspended.
(3) Upon meeting the termination terms of the suspension, as defined by the written or oral expression by the maker, the conditions set forth in the living will and durable power of attorney, physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) or other advance directive will resume.
[39-4511B, added 2012, ch. 302, sec. 10, p. 834; am. 2017, ch. 273, sec. 3, p. 714.]