§ 19a-570 Definitions
§ 19a-571 Liability re removal of life support system of incapacitated patient. Consideration of wishes of patient
§ 19a-572 Failure to execute document creates no presumption re wishes of patient
§ 19a-573 Comfort care and pain alleviation to be provided. Documents executed prior to October 1, 1991
§ 19a-574 Nonapplicability to pregnant patient
§ 19a-575 Form of document re health care instructions and withdrawal or withholding of life support systems
§ 19a-575a Form of document re health care instructions, appointment of health care representative, designation of conservator for future incapacity and anatomical gift. Revocation of appointment. Absence of knowledge of revocation
§ 19a-576 Appointment of health care representative
§ 19a-577 Form of document re appointment of health care representative
§ 19a-578 Proof of living will document or document appointing health care representative. Physician to make documents and oral communications re health care and withdrawal of life support systems part of medical record
§ 19a-579 When living will or appointment of health care representative becomes operative. Disclosure of physician’s determination of incapacity
§ 19a-579a Revocation of living will. Absence of knowledge of revocation
§ 19a-579b Revocation of appointment of spouse as health care representative upon divorce or legal separation
§ 19a-580 Notification of certain persons prior to removal of life support system
§ 19a-580a Transfer of patient when attending physician or health care provider unwilling to comply with wishes of patient
§ 19a-580b Prohibition re requiring living will or appointment of health care representative as condition of treatment or health benefits
§ 19a-580c Probate Court jurisdiction over disputes re provisions concerning withholding or withdrawal of life support systems or other medical treatment and capacity of health care representative. Health care representative’s standing to challenge revocation
§ 19a-580d Do not resuscitate orders. Definition. Regulations
§ 19a-580e Conservator’s duty to comply with conserved person’s health care instructions or other wishes. Precedence of health care representative’s decisions. Exceptions
§ 19a-580f Validity of advance directives, appointments of health care agent and powers of attorney for health care decisions executed before October 1, 2006
§ 19a-580g Validity of advance directives executed in other states or foreign countries
§ 19a-580h Medical orders for life-sustaining treatment program. Regulations
§ 19a-580i Medical orders for life-sustaining treatment advisory council

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes > Chapter 368w - Removal of Life Support Systems and Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.