§ 9731 Informed consent by surrogate for DNR/COLST order

Terms Used In Vermont Statutes > Title 18 > Chapter 231 > Subchapter 2

  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • 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
  • Informed consent: means the consent given voluntarily by an individual with capacity, on his or her own behalf or on behalf of another in the role of an agent, guardian, or surrogate, 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 :

  • Person: means any individual, company, corporation, association, partnership, the U. See
  • person with an intellectual disability: shall mean an individual who has significantly subaverage intellectual functioning existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior. See
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • 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
  • Residential care facility: means a residential care home or an assisted living residence as those terms are defined in 33 V. 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