2017 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health and Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health and Safety
Chapter 17 - Death and Disposition of the Dead
Subchapter 2 - Arkansas Rights of the Terminally Ill or Permanently Unconscious Act
§ 20-17-209. Penalties

Universal Citation: AR Code § 20-17-209 (2017)
  • (a) A physician or other health care provider who willfully fails to transfer in accordance with § 20-17-207 is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
  • (b) A physician who willfully fails to record the determination of terminal condition or permanent unconsciousness in accordance with § 20-17-205 is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
  • (c) An individual who willfully conceals, cancels, defaces, or obliterates the declaration of another without the declarant's consent or who falsifies or forges a revocation of the declaration of another is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
  • (d) An individual who falsifies or forges the declaration of another, or willfully conceals or withholds personal knowledge of a revocation as provided in § 20-17-204, is guilty of a Class D felony.
  • (e) An individual who requires or prohibits the execution of a declaration as a condition for being insured for, or receiving, health care services is guilty of a Class D felony.
  • (f) A person who coerces or fraudulently induces another to execute a declaration under this subchapter is guilty of a Class D felony.
  • (g) The sanctions provided in this section do not displace any sanction applicable under other law.
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