2016 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare
Chapter 35 - Programs for Older Americans
Subchapter XI - Allotments for Vulnerable Elder Rights Protection Activities
Part C - General Provisions
Sec. 3058ff - Rule of construction

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Citation 42 U.S.C. § 3058ff (2016)
Section Name

§3058ff. Rule of construction

Section Text

Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to interfere with or abridge the right of an older individual to practice the individual's religion through reliance on prayer alone for healing, in a case in which a decision to so practice the religion—

(1) is contemporaneously expressed by the older individual—

(A) either orally or in writing;

(B) with respect to a specific illness or injury that the older individual has at the time of the decision; and

(C) when the older individual is competent to make the decision;


(2) is set forth prior to the occurrence of the illness or injury in a living will, health care proxy, or other advance directive document that is validly executed and applied under State law; or

(3) may be unambiguously deduced from the older individual's life history.

Source Credit

(Pub. L. 89–73, title VII, §765, as added Pub. L. 109–365, title VII, §705, Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2594.)

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 35 - PROGRAMS FOR OLDER AMERICANS
SUBCHAPTER XI - ALLOTMENTS FOR VULNERABLE ELDER RIGHTS PROTECTION ACTIVITIES
Part C - General Provisions
Sec. 3058ff - Rule of construction
Contains section 3058ff
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law No
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large Reference 120 Stat. 2594
Public Law References Public Law 89-73, Public Law 109-365
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