2017 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 5 - Death
Subtitle 6 - Health Care Decisions Act
Part II - Advance Directive Program
§ 5-623. Registration; notification of amendment or revocation; validity regardless of submission to service.

  • (a) Registration. -- An individual may register an advance directive with an electronic advance directives service recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission.
  • (b) Notification of amendment or revocation of advance directive. --
    • (1) The registrant shall notify the electronic advance directives service recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission if the registrant has amended or revoked a registered advance directive.
    • (2) A health care provider that becomes aware that a registrant has amended or revoked a registered advance directive shall, at the request of the registrant, provide the registrant with information on how to notify the electronic advance directives service recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission.
  • (c) Submission of advance directive to service not mandatory; exception. --
    • (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, an individual is not required to submit an advance directive to an electronic advance directives service recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission.
    • (2) An individual shall submit an electronic advance directive that is not witnessed to an electronic advance directives service that is recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission.
  • (d) Validity of advance directive regardless of submission to service. -- Nothing in this Part II of this subtitle affects the validity of an advance directive that is not submitted to an electronic advance directives service recognized by the Maryland Health Care Commission.
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