2020 Utah Code
Title 75 - Utah Uniform Probate Code
Chapter 2a - Advance Health Care Directive Act
Section 116 - Presumption of validity of directive.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 75-2a-116 (2020)
75-2a-116. Presumption of validity of directive.
  • (1) A health care directive executed under this chapter is presumed valid and binding.
  • (2) Health care providers and health care facilities, in the absence of notice to the contrary, shall presume that a declarant who executed a health care directive, whether or not in the presence of a health care provider, had the required decision making capacity at the time the declarant signed the directive. The fact a declarant executed a health care directive shall not be construed as an indication that the declarant was suffering from mental illness or lacked decision making capacity.

Enacted by Chapter 31, 2007 General Session
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