A.   Nothing in the Resident Abuse and Neglect Act shall be construed to preclude health care in accordance with the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act [Chapter 24, Article 7A NMSA 1978], and it shall be an affirmative defense to any charge brought under the Resident Abuse and Neglect Act that the acts complained of were in accordance with the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act.   

B.   To establish an affirmative defense under Subsection A of this section, the person shall show substantial compliance with the provisions of the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act.   

  History: Laws 1990, ch. 55, § 8; 1997, ch. 168, § 11.