2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2H-134 - Treatment of patient in accordance with POLST form.


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2H-134 (2013) What's This?

26:2H-134 Treatment of patient in accordance with POLST form.

6. a. A health care professional, health care institution, or emergency care provider shall treat a patient who has a completed POLST form in accordance with the information contained therein, except as otherwise provided in this act.

b.A POLST form shall be deemed to be completed, and therefore valid for the purposes of this act if it:

(1)contains information indicating a patient's health care preferences;

(2)has been voluntarily signed by a patient with decision-making capacity, or by the patient's representative in accordance with the patient's known preferences or in the best interests of the patient;

(3)includes the signature of the patient's attending physician or APN and the date of that signature; and

(4)meets any other requirements to be deemed valid for the purposes of this act.

c.A document executed in another state, which meets the requirements of this act for a POLST form, shall be deemed to be completed and valid for the purposes of this act to the same extent as a POLST form completed in this State.

L.2011, c.145, s.6.


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