Current through the 2021 Legislative Session
Section 41-41-219 - Health-care provider or institution liability and discipline(1) 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 unprofessional conduct for: (a) 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;(b) Declining to comply with a health-care decision of a person based on a belief that the person then lacked authority; or(c) Complying with an advance health-care directive and assuming that the directive was valid when made and has not been revoked or terminated.(2) An individual acting as agent or surrogate under Sections 41-41-201 through 41-41-229 is not subject to civil or criminal liability or to discipline for unprofessional conduct for health-care decisions made in good faith. Laws, 1998, ch. 542, § 10, eff. 7/1/1998.