2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
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An advance directive made pursuant to KRS 311.623 may be revoked by:
(a) A writing declaring an intention to revoke, which writing shall be signed and
dated by the grantor;
(b) An oral statement of intent to revoke made by a grantor with decisional
capacity in the presence of two (2) adults, one (1) of whom shall be a health
care provider; or
(c) Destruction of the document by the grantor or by some person in the grantor's
presence and at the grantor's direction.
An oral statement by a grantor with decisional capacity to revoke an advance
directive shall override any previous written advance directive made.
Any revocation made pursuant to this section shall become effective immediately.
An attending physician or health care facility shall not be required to administer
treatment in accordance with the revocation until the time notice of the revocation is
received. Upon receiving notice of the revocation, the attending physician or health
care facility shall record, in the grantor's medical record, the time, date, and place of
the notice receipt. No physician or health care facility shall be subject to any
liability for acting in good faith upon the knowledge, or lack thereof, of the
existence or revocation of an advance directive.
The designation of a health care surrogate made pursuant to KRS 311.623 may be
revoked in whole or in part or the surrogate's powers reduced or limited at any time
by the grantor, if the grantor has decisional capacity. A new designation shall
revoke any prior designation unless the revocation, in whole or in part, is
Effective: July 15, 1994
History: Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 235, sec. 4, effective July 15, 1994.
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
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