2019 Tennessee Code
Title 68 - Health, Safety and Environmental Protection
Health
Chapter 11 - Health Facilities and Resources
Part 18 - Tennessee Health Care Decisions Act
§ 68-11-1807. Requirement to comply with the patient's individual instruction -- Order of precedence.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 68-11-1807 (2019)
  • (a) Absent a court order to the contrary, a guardian shall comply with the patient's individual instructions and may not revoke the patient's advance directive.

  • (b) Absent a court order to the contrary, a health care decision of an agent takes precedence over that of a guardian.

  • (c) A health care decision made by a guardian for the patient is effective without judicial approval.

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