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;
Idaho Code 73-114
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