2019 Maine Revised Statutes
TITLE 18-C: PROBATE CODE
Article 5: MAINE UNIFORM GUARDIANSHIP, CONSERVATORSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS
Part 8: UNIFORM HEALTH CARE DECISIONS ACT
18-C §5-812. Capacity

§5-812. Capacity

1.  Right to make health care decisions while having capacity.  This Part does not affect the right of an individual to make health care decisions while having capacity to do so.  

[PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

2.  Presumed to have capacity; rebuttal.  An individual is presumed to have capacity to make a health care decision, to give or revoke an advance health care directive and to designate or disqualify a surrogate. This presumption may be rebutted by a determination by the individual's primary physician or by a court of competent jurisdiction.  

[PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).]

SECTION HISTORY

PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW). PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF). PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14 (AFF).

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