Subchapter 1 Advance Directives and Disposition of Remains 9702 – 9720
Subchapter 2 Surrogate Consent 9731
§ 9700 Purpose and policy
§ 9700 v2 Purpose and policy
§ 9701 Definitions
§ 9701 v2 Definitions

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 18 > Chapter 231

  • Advance directive: means a written record executed pursuant to section 9703 of this title, which may include appointment of an agent, identification of a preferred primary care clinician, instructions on health care desires or treatment goals, an anatomical gift as defined in subdivision 5238(1) of this title, disposition of remains, and funeral goods and services. See
  • Agent: means an adult with capacity to whom authority to make health care decisions is delegated under an advance directive, including an alternate agent if the agent is not reasonably available. See
  • Board: means the State Board of Health. See
  • Capacity: means an individual's ability to make and communicate a decision regarding the issue that needs to be decided. See
  • Clinician: means a medical doctor licensed to practice under 26 V. See
  • COLST: means a clinician's order or orders for treatment such as intubation, mechanical ventilation, transfer to hospital, antibiotics, artificially administered nutrition, or another medical intervention. See
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health. See
  • Commissioner: means the Commissioner of Health or the Commissioner's designee. See
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See
  • DNR identification: means a necklace, bracelet, or anklet identifying the patient as an individual who has a DNR order. See
  • DNR order: means a written order of the patient's clinician directing health care providers not to attempt resuscitation. See
  • following: when used by way of reference to a section of the law shall mean the next preceding or following section. See
  • Guardian: means a person appointed by the Probate Division of the Superior Court who has the authority to make medical decisions pursuant to 14 V. See
  • Health care: means any treatment, service, or procedure to maintain, diagnose, or treat an individual's physical or mental condition, including services provided pursuant to a clinician's order, and services to assist in activities of daily living provided by a health care provider or in a health care facility or residential care facility. See
  • Health care decision: means consent, refusal to consent, or withdrawal of consent to any health care. See
  • HIPAA: means the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, codified at 42 U. See
  • Informed consent: means the consent given voluntarily by an individual with capacity after being fully informed of the nature, benefits, risks, and consequences of the proposed health care, alternative health care, and no health care. See
  • Interested individual: means :

  • Life sustaining treatment: means any medical intervention, including nutrition and hydration administered by medical means and antibiotics, which is intended to extend life and without which the principal is likely to die. See
  • Nutrition and hydration administered by medical means: means the provision of food and water by means other than the natural ingestion of food or fluids by eating or drinking. See
  • Ombudsman: means an individual appointed as a long-term care ombudsman under the Program contracted through the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living pursuant to the Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended or the agency designated as the Office of the Mental Health Care Ombudsman pursuant to section 7259 of this title. See
  • Palliative care: means interdisciplinary care given to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with a serious medical condition. See
  • Patient representative: means the mental health patient representative established by section 7253 of this title. See
  • Person: means any individual, company, corporation, association, partnership, the U. See
  • Principal: means an adult who has executed an advance directive. See
  • Probate Division of the Superior Court designee: means a responsible, knowledgeable individual independent of a health care facility designated by the Probate Division of the Superior Court in the district where the principal resides or the county where the facility is located. See
  • Reasonably available: means able to be contacted with a level of diligence appropriate to the seriousness and urgency of a principal's health care needs, and willing and able to act in a timely manner considering the urgency of the principal's health care needs. See
  • Registry: means a secure, web-based database created by the Commissioner to which individuals may submit an advance directive or information regarding the location of an advance directive that is accessible to principals and agents and, as needed, to individuals appointed to arrange for the disposition of remains, procurement organizations, health care providers, health care facilities, residential care facilities, funeral directors, crematory operators, cemetery officials, Probate Division of the Superior Court officials, and the employees thereof. See
  • Residential care facility: means a residential care home or an assisted living residence as those terms are defined in 33 V. See
  • resuscitation: includes chest compressions and mask ventilation; intubation and ventilation; defibrillation or cardioversion; and emergency cardiac medications provided according to the guidelines of the American Heart Association's Cardiac Life Support program. See
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States may apply to the District of Columbia and any territory and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. See
  • Surrogate: means an interested individual who provides or withholds, pursuant to subchapter 2 of this chapter, informed consent for a do-not-resuscitate order or a clinician order for life-sustaining treatment. See
  • Suspend: means to terminate the applicability of all or part of an advance directive for a specific period of time or while a specific condition exists. See