39-4501 Purposes — Application
39-4502 Definitions
39-4503 Persons Who May Consent to Their Own Care
39-4504 Persons Who May Give Consent to Care for Others
39-4505 Blood Testing
39-4506 Sufficiency of Consent
39-4507 Form of Consent
39-4508 Responsibility for Consent and Documentation
39-4509 Statement of Policy — Definition
39-4510 Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
39-4511A Revocation of Advance Directive
39-4511B Suspension of Advance Directive
39-4512 Execution of Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
39-4512A Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (Post)
39-4512B Adherence to Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (Post) Protocol
39-4512C Duty to Inspect
39-4513 Immunity
39-4514 General Provisions
39-4515 Health Care Directive Registry

Terms Used In Idaho Code > Title 39 > Chapter 45

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Artificial nutrition and hydration: means supplying food and water through a conduit, such as a tube or intravenous line, where the recipient is not required to chew or swallow voluntarily, but does not include assisted feeding, such as spoon feeding or bottle feeding. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • Attending physician: means the physician licensed by the state board of medicine who is selected by, or assigned to, the patient and who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the patient. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Comfort care: includes :
Idaho Code 39-4502
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Consent to care: includes refusal to consent to care and/or withdrawal of care. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • CPR: means measures to restore cardiac function and/or to support ventilation in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • Emergency medical services personnel: means personnel engaged in providing initial emergency medical assistance including, but not limited to, first responders, emergency medical technicians and paramedics. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • health care directive: means a document that substantially meets the requirements of section 39-4510(1), Idaho Code, or is a "Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment" (POST) form or is another document which represents a competent person’s authentic expression of such person’s wishes concerning his or her health care. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Persistent vegetative state: means an irreversible state that has been medically confirmed by a neurological specialist who is an expert in the examination of nonresponsive individuals in which the person has intact brain stem function but no higher cortical function and no awareness of self or environment. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person;
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  • Physician: means a person who holds a current active license to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery in Idaho and is in good standing with no restriction upon or actions taken against his or her license. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • 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
  • provider: means any person or entity licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized by law to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or practice of a profession, including emergency or other medical services personnel. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories; and the words "United States" may include the District of Columbia and territories. See Idaho Code 73-114
  • Surrogate decision maker: means the person authorized to consent to or refuse health care for another person as specified in section 39-4504(1), Idaho Code. See Idaho Code 39-4502
  • Terminal condition: means an incurable or irreversible condition which, without the administration of life-sustaining procedures, will, in the opinion of a physician, result in death if it runs its usual course. See Idaho Code 39-4502