2010 Mississippi Code
TITLE 41 - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 41 - Surgical or Medical Procedures; Consents.
41-41-219 - Health-care provider or institution liability and discipline.
§ 41-41-219. Health-care provider or institution liability and discipline.
(1) A health-care provider or institution acting in good faith and in accordance with generally accepted health-care standards applicable to the health-care provider or institution is not subject to civil or criminal liability or to discipline for unprofessional conduct for:
(a) Complying with a health-care decision of a person apparently having authority to make a health-care decision for a patient, including a decision to withhold or withdraw health care;
(b) Declining to comply with a health-care decision of a person based on a belief that the person then lacked authority; or
(c) Complying with an advance health-care directive and assuming that the directive was valid when made and has not been revoked or terminated.
(2) An individual acting as agent or surrogate under Sections 41-41-201 through 41-41-229 is not subject to civil or criminal liability or to discipline for unprofessional conduct for health-care decisions made in good faith.
Sources: Laws, 1998, ch. 542, § 10, eff from and after July 1, 1998.
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