2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:222 — Individuals who may make an advance directive for mental health treatment; period of validity

§222.  Individuals who may make an advance directive for mental health treatment; period of validity

A.  An adult who is not incapable may make an advance directive for mental health treatment.  The preferences or instructions may include consent to or refusal of mental health treatment.

B.  An advance directive for mental health treatment shall continue in effect for a period of five years or until revoked, whichever occurs first.  The authority of a named representative and any alternative representative named in the advance directive for mental health treatment shall continue in effect as long as the advance directive appointing the representative is in effect or until the representative has withdrawn.

C.  If an advance directive for mental health treatment has been delivered to the principal's treating physician or other provider and the principal has been determined to be incapable pursuant to R.S. 28:226, at the expiration of five years after its execution, it shall remain effective until the principal is no longer incapable.

Acts 2001, No. 755, §1.

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