2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 22 - LIVING WILL
ARTICLE 4 - WYOMING HEALTH CARE DECISIONS ACT
SECTION 35-22-410 - Immunities.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-22-410 (2017)

35-22-410. Immunities.

(a) A health care provider or institution acting in good faith and in accordance with generally accepted health care standards applicable to the health care provider or institution is not subject to civil or criminal liability or to discipline for:

(i) Complying with a health care decision of a person apparently having authority to make a health care decision for a patient, including a decision to withhold or withdraw health care;

(ii) Declining to comply with a health care decision of a person based on a belief that the person then lacked authority;

(iii) Complying with an advance health care directive and assuming that the directive was valid when made and has not been revoked or terminated;

(iv) Providing life-sustaining treatment in an emergency situation when the existence of a health care directive is unknown; or

(v) Declining to comply with a health care decision or advance health care directive because the instruction is contrary to the conscience or good faith medical judgment of the health care provider, or the written policies of the institution.

(b) An individual acting in good faith as agent or surrogate under this act is not subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution or to discipline by a licensing board for unprofessional conduct for health care decisions made in good faith.

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