STATE CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS
DECLARATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
66-603. Designation of agent. (1) A declaration may designate a competent adult to act as agent to make decisions about mental health treatment. An alternative agent may also be designated to act as agent if the original designee is unable or unwilling to act at any time.
(2) The following may not serve as agent:
(a) The attending physician, mental health service provider, or an employee of the physician or provider, who is not related to the principal by blood, marriage or adoption;
(b) An owner, operator or employee of a health care facility in which the principal is a patient or resident who is not related to the principal by blood, marriage or adoption.
(3) The designation of an agent under this section supersedes a previous designation of an agent regarding mental health treatment unless otherwise specifically provided in the declaration.
[66-603, added 1998, ch. 81, sec. 1, p. 288.]