Wyo. Stat. § 35-22-503

Current with changes from the 2024 Legislative Session, Acts 1-58, 60-118
Section 35-22-503 - POLST form; who may execute
(a) Any adult who has the capacity to provide informed consent to, or refusal of, medical treatment may execute a POLST form.
(b) Any adult authorized pursuant to the laws of this state or any other state to make medical treatment decisions on behalf of a person who lacks capacity may execute a POLST form on behalf of that person.
(c) If a patient who lacks capacity has not executed a valid advance directive or a valid POLST form, a surrogate may execute a POLST form on behalf of the patient as provided in W.S. 35-22-406. If a valid advance directive or POLST form executed by the patient forbids changes by a surrogate, a surrogate shall not execute or change a POLST form on behalf of the patient.
(d) An individual acting in good faith as agent, guardian or surrogate under this act shall not be subject to civil liability or criminal prosecution for executing a POLST form as provided in this act on behalf of a patient who lacks capacity.
(e) If medical orders on a POLST form relate to a minor and direct that life sustaining treatment be withheld from the minor, the order shall include a certification by two (2) health care providers that, in their clinical judgment, an order to withhold treatment is in the best interest of the minor.

W.S. 35-22-503

Added by Laws 2015 , ch. 189, § 1, eff. 7/1/2015.