§ 34-12D-1 Definition of terms
§ 34-12D-2 Declaration–Requirements as to execution
§ 34-12D-3 Declaration–Sample form
§ 34-12D-4 Multiple documents–Resolving conflicts–Participation by attorney in fact
§ 34-12D-5 When declaration becomes operative
§ 34-12D-6 Decisions regarding life-sustaining treatment–Rights of qualified patient
§ 34-12D-7 Entry of declaration into medical record
§ 34-12D-8 Revocation of declaration–Medical record to contain revocation
§ 34-12D-9 Providing for patient’s comfort and related needs–Responsibility of health careprovider
§ 34-12D-10 Treatment of pregnant woman notwithstanding declaration
§ 34-12D-11 Withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining treatment–Responsibilities of healthcare provider
§ 34-12D-12 Providing treatment, artificial nutrition, and hydration–Responsibilities of health careprovider
§ 34-12D-13 Immunity from civil or criminal liability, and from professional discipline
§ 34-12D-14 Withdrawal or withholding of treatment neither suicide or homicide
§ 34-12D-15 Withdrawal or withholding of treatment–Effect upon life insurance or annuity
§ 34-12D-16 Insurer or health-care provider may not prohibit or require declaration
§ 34-12D-17 Revocation of or failure to execute declaration–No presumption created concerningintent
§ 34-12D-18 Patients able to make decisions regarding medical care–Effect upon rights
§ 34-12D-19 Health care provider not required to deviate from accepted medical standards
§ 34-12D-20 Mercy-killing, euthanasia, suicide, and assisted suicide not condoned
§ 34-12D-21 Assumption as to valid declaration permissible
§ 34-12D-22 Validity of declaration–Declarations executed prior to July 1, 1991
§ 34-12D-23 Health care professional–Knowledge and purpose required for conviction of aidingand abetting suicide
§ 34-12D-24 Standing to bring injunctive relief against person believed to be about to assist insuicide
§ 34-12D-25 Cause of action for compensatory and punitive damages for assisting suicide
§ 34-12D-26 Attorney’s fees to plaintiff in assisted suicide action
§ 34-12D-27 Licensing board notified of assisted suicide violation
§ 34-12D-28 Revocation of license for assisted suicide violation
§ 34-12D-29 Licensed health care professional defined

Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws > Title 34 > Chapter 12D

  • Adult: any person who is not a minor as defined in chapter 26-1. See
  • Attending physician: the physician who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the patient. See South Dakota Codified Laws 34-12D-1
  • Day: the period from midnight to midnight. See
  • Declaration: a writing executed in accordance with the requirements of §. See South Dakota Codified Laws 34-12D-1
  • Health care provider: any licensed health care facility or any person, corporation, or organization licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to administer health care. See South Dakota Codified Laws 34-12D-1
  • Life-sustaining treatment: any medical procedure or intervention that, when administered to a patient, will serve only to postpone the moment of death or to maintain the patient in a condition of permanent unconsciousness. See South Dakota Codified Laws 34-12D-1
  • Person: an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, limited liability company, partnership, association, joint venture, government, governmental subdivision, or agency, or any other legal or commercial entity. See South Dakota Codified Laws 34-12D-1
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See
  • Person: includes natural persons, partnerships, associations, cooperative corporations, limited liability companies, and corporations. See
  • Physician: an individual licensed to practice medicine in this state. See South Dakota Codified Laws 34-12D-1
  • State: the State of South Dakota. See
  • Terminal condition: an incurable and irreversible condition such that, in accordance with accepted medical standards, death is imminent if life-sustaining treatment is not administered, or a coma or other condition of permanent unconsciousness that, in accordance with accepted medical standards, will last indefinitely without significant improvement and in which the individual is unable to communicate verbally or nonverbally, demonstrates no purposeful movement or motor ability, and is unable to interact purposefully with environmental stimulation. See South Dakota Codified Laws 34-12D-1
  • Writing: and "written" include typewriting and typewritten, printing and printed, except in the case of signatures, and where the words are used by way of contrast to typewriting and printing. See