Current as of: 2009
(1) A declarant or a patient advocate who executes an order on behalf of a declarant may revoke an order at any time and in any manner by which he or she is able to communicate an intent to revoke the order. If the revocation is not in writing, a person who observes the revocation shall describe the circumstances of the revocation in writing and sign the writing. Upon revocation, the declarant, patient advocate, or attending physician or a delegatee of the attending physician who has actual notice of the revocation shall destroy the order and remove the declarant's do-not-resuscitate identification bracelet, if the declarant is wearing a do-not-resuscitate identification bracelet.
(2) A physician or physician's delegatee who receives actual notice of a revocation of an order shall immediately make the revocation, including, if available, the written description of the circumstances of the revocation required by subsection (1), part of the revoking declarant's permanent medical record.
(3) A declarant's or patient advocate's revocation of an order is binding upon another person at the time that other person receives actual notice of the revocation.
(4) For purposes of subsections (1) and (2), a "delegatee" is an individual to whom a physician has delegated the authority to perform 1 or more selected acts, tasks, or functions under section 16215 of the public health code, being section 333.16215 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
History: 1996, Act 193, Eff. Aug. 1, 1996Prev | Next
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