2016 New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Title X - PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 137-J - WRITTEN DIRECTIVES FOR MEDICAL DECISION MAKING FOR ADULTS WITHOUT CAPACITY TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS
Section 137-J:6 - Requirement to Act in Accordance With Principal's Wishes and Best Interests.

NH Rev Stat § 137-J:6 (2016) What's This?
    137-J:6 Requirement to Act in Accordance With Principal's Wishes and Best Interests. – After consultation with the attending physician or APRN and other health care providers, the agent or surrogate shall make health care decisions in accordance with the agent's or surrogate's knowledge of the principal's wishes and religious or moral beliefs, as stated orally or otherwise communicated by the principal, or, if the principal's wishes are unknown, in accordance with the agent's or surrogate's assessment of the principal's best interests and in accordance with accepted medical practice.

Source. 2006, 302:2. 2009, 54:4. 2014, 239:14, eff. Jan. 1, 2015.

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