HEALTH AND SAFETY
THE MEDICAL CONSENT AND NATURAL DEATH ACT
39-4511A. Revocation of advance directive. (1) A living will and durable power of attorney for health care or physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) form or other advance directive may be revoked at any time by the maker thereof by any of the following methods:
(a) By being intentionally canceled, defaced, obliterated or burned, torn, or otherwise destroyed by the maker thereof, or by some person in his presence and by his direction;
(b) By a written, signed revocation of the maker thereof expressing his intent to revoke;
(c) By an oral expression by the maker thereof expressing his intent to revoke; or
(d) By any other action that clearly manifests the maker’s intent to revoke the advance directive.
(2) The maker of the revoked advance directive is responsible for notifying his health care provider of the revocation. A health care provider who does not have actual knowledge of the revocation is entitled to rely on an otherwise apparently valid advance directive as though it had not been revoked.
(3) There shall be no criminal or civil liability on the part of any person for the failure to act upon a revocation of a living will and durable power of attorney for health care, physician orders for scope of treatment (POST) form or other advance directive made pursuant to this chapter unless that person has actual knowledge of the revocation.
[(39-4511A) 39-4511, added 2005, ch. 120, sec. 2, p. 389; am. 2006, ch. 67, sec. 4, p. 208; am. 2007, ch. 196, sec. 12, p. 590; am. and redesig. 2012, ch. 302, sec. 9, p. 834; am. 2017, ch. 273, sec. 2, p. 714.]