2021 Utah Code
Title 75 - Utah Uniform Probate Code
Chapter 2a - Advance Health Care Directive Act
Section 110 - Surrogate decision making -- Scope of authority.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 75-2a-110 (2021)
75-2a-110. Surrogate decision making -- Scope of authority.
  • (1) A surrogate acting under the authority of either Section 75-2a-107 or 75-2a-108 shall make health care decisions in accordance with:
    • (a) the adult's current preferences, to the extent possible;
    • (b) the adult's written or oral health care directions, if any; or
    • (c) the substituted judgment standard.
  • (2) A surrogate acting under authority of Sections 75-2a-107 and 75-2a-108:
    • (a) may not admit the adult to a licensed health care facility for long-term custodial placement other than for assessment, rehabilitative, or respite care over the objection of the adult; and
    • (b) may make health care decisions, including decisions to terminate life sustaining treatment for the adult patient in accordance with Subsection (1).
  • (3) A surrogate acting under authority of this section is not subject to civil or criminal liability or claims of unprofessional conduct for surrogate health care decisions made:
    • (a) in accordance with this section; and
    • (b) in good faith.

Amended by Chapter 107, 2008 General Session
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