A declaration may be revoked at any time by the declarant, without regard to the declarant’s mental state or competency, by any of the following methods, effectively communicated by the declarant to the attending physician or other concerned health care provider:

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 32-11-106

  • Declarant: means an individual who declares a living will under this chapter. See Tennessee Code 32-11-103
  • Physician: means any person licensed or permitted to practice medical care under title Tennessee Code 32-11-103
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • signed: includes a mark, the name being written near the mark and witnessed, or any other symbol or methodology executed or adopted by a party with intention to authenticate a writing or record, regardless of being witnessed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

(1) Written revocation by the declarant, dated and signed by the declarant.

(2) By oral statement or revocation made by the declarant to the attending physician. This revocation shall be made a part of the declarant’s medical record by the attending physician.

[Acts 1985, ch. 355, § 6; 1991, ch. 344, § 13.]