2019 Indiana Code
Title 16. Health
Article 36. Medical Consent
Chapter 4. Living Wills and Life Prolonging Procedures
16-36-4-1. Life prolonging procedure defined

Universal Citation: IN Code § 16-36-4-1 (2019)
IC 16-36-4-1 Life prolonging procedure defined

Sec. 1. (a) As used in this chapter, "life prolonging procedure" means any medical procedure, treatment, or intervention that does the following:

(1) Uses mechanical or other artificial means to sustain, restore, or supplant a vital function.

(2) Serves to prolong the dying process.

(b) The term does not include the performance or provision of any medical procedure or medication necessary to provide comfort care or to alleviate pain.

[Pre-1993 Recodification Citation: 16-8-11-4.]

As added by P.L.2-1993, SEC.19. Amended by P.L.99-1994, SEC.1.

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