2019 South Dakota Codified Laws
Title 59 - Agency
Chapter 07 - Termination Of Agency
§ 59-7-8 Immunity of health care provider acting or declining to act in reliance on attorney-in-fact or agent--Decisional capacity of principal.

Universal Citation: SD Codified L § 59-7-8 (2019)

59-7-8. Immunity of health care provider acting or declining to act in reliance on attorney-in-fact or agent--Decisional capacity of principal. A physician or other health care provider as defined in subdivision 34-12C-1(5) acting in reliance on a health care decision by an attorney-in-fact or agent whom the physician or health care provider believes in good faith is authorized by this chapter to make a health care decision for the principal or a physician or other health care provider declining to act in reliance on a health care decision by an attorney-in-fact or agent whom the physician or health care provider believes in good faith is not authorized by this chapter to make a health care decision for the principal is not subject to criminal prosecution, civil liability, or professional disciplinary action on the ground that the attorney-in-fact or agent either had or did not have authority to make a health care decision or for disclosing to the attorney-in-fact or agent medical records or other information.

A physician or other health care provider who in good faith believes that the principal has or does not have decisional capacity under § 59-7-2.6 is not subject to criminal prosecution, civil liability, or professional disciplinary action for making that determination.

Source: SL 1992, ch 359; SL 2007, ch 296, § 3.

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