2015 Kentucky Revised Statutes
CHAPTER 311 - PHYSICIANS, OSTEOPATHS, PODIATRISTS, AND RELATED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS
311.641 Civil liability and criminal penalty for falsification or destruction of advance directive.

KY Rev Stat § 311.641 (2015) What's This?

Download as PDF 311.641 Civil liability and criminal penalty for falsification or destruction of advance directive. (1) (2) Any person who willfully conceals, cancels, defaces, obliterates, or damages the advance directive of another without the grantor's consent or who falsifies or forges a revocation of the advance directive of another, thereby causing life-prolonging treatment to be utilized in contravention of the previously expressed intent of the patient shall be civilly liable. Any person who falsifies or forges the advance directive of another, or willfully conceals or withholds personal knowledge of the revocation of an advance directive, with the intent to cause a withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging treatment, contrary to the wishes of the grantor, and thereby causes life-prolonging treatment to be withheld or withdrawn and death to be hastened, shall be guilty of a Class B felony. Effective: July 15, 1994 History: Created 1994 Ky. Acts ch. 235, sec. 11, effective July 15, 1994.

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