2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 22 - LIVING WILL
ARTICLE 4 - WYOMING HEALTH CARE DECISIONS ACT
SECTION 35-22-414 - Effect of act.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-22-414 (2017)

35-22-414. Effect of act.

(a) This act does not create a presumption concerning the intention of an individual who has not made or who has revoked an advance health care directive.

(b) Death resulting from the withholding or withdrawal of health care in accordance with this act does not for any purpose constitute a suicide or homicide or legally impair or invalidate a policy of insurance or an annuity providing a death benefit, notwithstanding any term of the policy or annuity to the contrary.

(c) This act does not authorize mercy killing, assisted suicide, euthanasia or the provision, withholding or withdrawal of health care, to the extent prohibited by other statutes of this state.

(d) This act does not authorize or require a health care provider or institution to provide health care contrary to generally accepted health care standards applicable to the health care provider or institution.

(e) This act does not affect other statutes of this state governing treatment for mental illness of an individual involuntarily committed to a mental health care institution pursuant to law or a psychiatric advance directive executed in accordance with W.S. 35-22-301 through 35-22-308.

(f) Any cardiopulmonary resuscitation directives developed under W.S. 35-22-201 through 35-22-208 shall remain in effect unless specifically revoked by the advance health care directive.

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