2020 Georgia Code
Title 31 - Health
Chapter 32 - Advance Directives for Health Care
§ 31-32-12. Restriction on Requiring and Preparing Advance Directives for Health Care
- No physician, health care facility, or health care provider and no health care service plan, insurer issuing disability insurance, or self-insured employee welfare benefit plan shall require any person to execute an advance directive for health care as a condition for being insured for or receiving health care services.
- No health care facility shall prepare or offer to prepare an advance directive for health care unless specifically requested to do so by a person desiring to execute an advance directive for health care. For purposes of this subsection, the Department of Corrections shall not be deemed to be a health care facility.
(Code 1981, §31-32-12, enacted by Ga. L. 2007, p. 133, § 2/HB 24; Ga. L. 2017, p. 164, § 57/HB 127.)
The 2017 amendment, effective July 1, 2017, substituted "or self-insured employee welfare benefit plan" for "self-insured employee welfare benefit plan, or nonprofit hospital service plan" near the middle of subsection (a).