2019 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
§ 20-17-203. When Declaration Operative

Universal Citation: AR Code § 20-17-203 (2019)

A declaration becomes operative when: (i) it is communicated to the attending physician; and, (ii) the declarant is determined by the attending physician and another physician in consultation either to be in a terminal condition and no longer able to make decisions regarding administration of life-sustaining treatment or to be permanently unconscious. When the declaration becomes operative, the attending physician and other healthcare providers shall act in accordance with its provisions or comply with the transfer provisions of § 20-17-207.

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