2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 138 - Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction
Sec. 14406 - Clarification with respect to advance directives

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 14406 (2016)
Section Name

§14406. Clarification with respect to advance directives

Section Text

Subject to section 14402(b) of this title (relating to construction and treatment of certain services), sections 1395cc(f) and 1396a(w) of this title shall not be construed—

(1) to require any provider or organization, or any employee of such a provider or organization, to inform or counsel any individual regarding any right to obtain an item or service furnished for the purpose of causing, or the purpose of assisting in causing, the death of the individual, such as by assisted suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing; or

(2) to apply to or to affect any requirement with respect to a portion of an advance directive that directs the purposeful causing of, or the purposeful assisting in causing, the death of any individual, such as by assisted suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing.

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(Pub. L. 105–12, §7, Apr. 30, 1997, 111 Stat. 26.)

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CHAPTER 138 - ASSISTED SUICIDE FUNDING RESTRICTION
Sec. 14406 - Clarification with respect to advance directives
Contains section 14406
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large Reference 111 Stat. 26
Public Law References Public Law 105-12
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