A health care directive may include provisions consistent with this chapter, including:

Terms Used In North Dakota Code 23-06.5-05.1

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • 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.
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See North Dakota Code 1-01-49

1.    The designation of one or more alternate agents to act if the named agent is not reasonably available to serve;

2.    Directions to joint agents regarding the process or standards by which the agents are to reach a health care decision for the principal, and a statement whether joint agents may act independently of one another;

3.    Limitations, if any, on the right of the agent or any alternate agents to receive, review, obtain copies of, and consent to the disclosure of the principal’s medical records;

4.    Limitations, if any, on the nomination of the agent as guardian under chapter 30.1-28;

5.    A document of gift for the purpose of making an anatomical gift, as set forth in chapter 23-06.6 or an amendment to, revocation of, or refusal to make an anatomical gift;

6.    Limitations, if any, regarding the effect of dissolution or annulment of marriage on the appointment of an agent;

7.    Health care instructions regarding artificially administered nutrition or hydration; and

8.    The designation of an agent authorized to make health care decisions for the principal even though the principal retains the capacity to make health care decisions.