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

Universal Citation: GA Code § 31-32-12 (2020)
  1. 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.
  2. 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).

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