2006 Louisiana Laws - RS 28:225 — Operation of advance directive; physician or provider to act in accordance with advance directive

§225.  Operation of advance directive; physician or provider to act in accordance with advance directive

A.  An advance directive shall become operative when it is delivered to the principal's treating physician or other mental health treatment provider and shall remain valid until revoked or expired.

B.  The treating physician or provider shall act in accordance with an operative advance directive when the principal has been found to be incapable pursuant to R.S. 28:226.  Notwithstanding the operative advance directive, the treating physician or provider shall endeavor to communicate with the principal regarding his proposed mental health treatment and even continue to obtain the principal's informed consent to all mental health treatment decisions if the principal is capable of providing informed consent or refusal.

Acts 2001, No. 755, §1.

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