2020 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 15 - Probate, Trusts, And Fiduciaries
Article 18.7. Directives Concerning Orders for Scope of Treatment
Section 15-18.7-204. Effect of behavioral health orders for scope of treatment.

(1) In executing a behavioral health orders form, the adult, agent, and the health care provider shall make a goodfaith effort to locate and incorporate, as appropriate and desired, the behavioral health treatment, medication, and alternative treatment decisions, preferences, or history documented in the adult's behavioral health orders form.

  1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3)(a) of this section, in case of a conflict between a behavioral health orders form and an adult's advance medical directive, the document most recently executed controls for the behavioral health treatment, medication, or alternative treatment decision or preference at issue.

  2. Notwithstanding any provision of this part 2 to the contrary:

  1. An agent or health care provider may not revoke or amend the adult's previously executedadvance medical directive regarding provision of artificial nutrition or hydration if the directive is documented in a declaration executed by the adult pursuant to the "Colorado Medical Treatment Decision Act", article 18 of this title 15;

  2. An agent may not revoke a preexisting CPR directive unless it was originally executed bythe agent;

  3. An agent who is a proxy decision-maker pursuant to article 18.5 of this title 15 may authorize the withdrawal of artificial nutrition or hydration only in accordance with section 1518.5-103 (6).

Source: L. 2019: Entire part added, (HB 19-1044), ch. 60, p. 208, § 2, effective August 2.

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