2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 41 - Surgical or Medical Procedures; Consents.
41-41-207 - Revoking designation of agent or Advance Health-Care Directive.
§ 41-41-207. Revoking designation of agent or Advance Health-Care Directive.
(1) An individual may revoke the designation of an agent only by a signed writing or by personally informing the supervising health-care provider.
(2) An individual may revoke all or part of an advance health-care directive, other than the designation of an agent, at any time and in any manner that communicates an intent to revoke.
(3) A health-care provider, agent, guardian, or surrogate who is informed of a revocation shall promptly communicate the fact of the revocation to the supervising health-care provider and to any health-care institution at which the patient is receiving care.
(4) A decree of annulment, divorce, dissolution of marriage, or legal separation revokes a previous designation of a spouse as agent unless otherwise specified in the decree or in a power of attorney for health care.
(5) An advance health-care directive that conflicts with an earlier advance health-care directive revokes the earlier directive to the extent of the conflict.
Sources: Laws, 1998, ch. 542, § 4, eff from and after July 1, 1998.
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