HEALTH AND SAFETY
THE MEDICAL CONSENT AND NATURAL DEATH ACT
39-4515. Health care directive registry. (1) The department of health and welfare shall create and maintain a health care directive registry. The health care directive registry shall be accessible through a web-based platform. The information contained in such registry shall include: the full name of the person executing the health care directive as stated in the directive, a file identification number unique to the person executing the directive, and the date the directive was executed. The registry shall be made available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week and shall incorporate directives previously submitted to the secretary of state. A person may register with the department of health and welfare a health care directive or a revocation of a health care directive by submitting the directive or revocation, completing and submitting an informational registration form as required by the department of health and welfare, and paying the department the fee that the department may require for registering a health care directive. The person may register either online or by submitting the registration form in the mail. The person who submits a document for registration pursuant to this section by mail shall provide a return address. The department of health and welfare may charge and collect a fee not to exceed ten dollars ($10.00) for the filing of a health care directive. All fees collected for the filing of a health care directive shall be deposited into the health care directive registry fund. No fee shall be charged for revoking a health care directive.
(2) The registry established under this section shall be accessible only by entering the identification file number and the assigned password on the health care directive registry.
(3) The department of health and welfare and those granted access to the health care directive registry shall use information contained in the registry only for purposes prescribed in this section. No person granted access to the registry shall use the information for commercial solicitations or in any fraudulent or improper way. Any commercial solicitation or fraudulent or improper use of information contained in the registry shall constitute a violation of this section and a violation of the Idaho consumer protection act.
(4) The department of health and welfare is not required to review a health care directive or revocation thereof to ensure that the document complies with any applicable and statutory requirements. Entry of a document into the health care directive registry pursuant to this section does not create a presumption favoring the validity of the document.
(5) The department of health and welfare shall delete a health care directive and the informational registration form from the health care directive registry when the department of health and welfare receives:
(a) Written notification to remove a health care directive signed by the maker thereof or that person’s legal representative along with the identification file number and assigned password; or
(b) Verification from the bureau of vital records and health statistics of the department of health and welfare that the person who executed the health care directive is deceased. The deletion under this paragraph shall be performed not less than once every two (2) years.
(6) Neither the department of health and welfare nor the state of Idaho shall be subject to civil liability for any claims or demands arising out of the administration or operation of the health care directive registry.
(7) There is hereby created in the state treasury the health care directive registry fund, the moneys of which shall be continuously appropriated, administered by the department of health and welfare, and used to support, promote and maintain the health care directive registry. The fund shall consist of fees paid by persons registering health care directives under this section and income from investment from the fund, gifts, grants, bequests and other forms of voluntary donations. On notice from the department of health and welfare, the state treasurer shall invest and divest moneys in the fund, and moneys earned from such investment shall be credited to the fund.
[39-4515, added 2006, ch. 67, sec. 6, p. 209; am. 2020, ch. 297, sec. 3, p. 860.]