2012 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 28 — Mental health
RS 28:223 — Designation of representative for decisions about mental health treatment


LA Rev Stat § 28:223 What's This?

§223. Designation of representative for decisions about mental health treatment

An advance directive for mental health treatment may designate a competent adult to act as a representative to make decisions about mental health treatment. An alternative representative may also be designated to act as representative if the original designee is unable or unwilling to act at any time. A representative who has accepted the appointment in writing may make decisions about mental health treatment on behalf of the principal only when the principal is determined to be incapable pursuant to R.S. 28:226. The decisions shall be consistent with any desires the principal has expressed in the declaration.

Acts 2001, No. 755, §1.

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