2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 26 - HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS
Section 26:2H-138 - Immunity from liability.


NJ Rev Stat § 26:2H-138 (2013) What's This?

26:2H-138 Immunity from liability.

10. a. A patient's representative shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability for any action taken by that individual to carry out the terms of a completed POLST form that is performed in good faith and in accordance with the provisions of this act.

b.A health care professional shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or to discipline by a health care institution or the applicable State licensing board for professional misconduct for any action taken by the health care professional to carry out the terms of a completed POLST form that is performed in good faith and in accordance with the provisions of this act.

c.A health care institution shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability for any action taken by the institution to carry out the terms of a completed POLST form that is performed in good faith and in accordance with the provisions of this act.

d.An emergency care provider shall not be subject to criminal or civil liability or to discipline by a health care institution or any other entity for professional misconduct for any action taken by the provider to carry out the terms of a completed POLST form that is performed in good faith and in accordance with the provisions of this act.

e.The withholding or withdrawing of life-sustaining treatment pursuant to a completed POLST form, when performed in good faith and in accordance with the terms of that form and the provisions of this act, shall not constitute homicide, suicide, assisted suicide, or active euthanasia.

L.2011, c.145, s.10.


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