Arkansas Living Wills Laws
|Code Section||20-17-201, et seq.|
|Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging Acts||Any medical procedure or intervention that will serve only to prolong the dying process or to maintain the patient in a condition of permanent unconsciousness|
|Legal Requirements for Valid Living Will||(1) Sound mind; (2) 18 yrs.; (3) signed by declarant; (4) witnessed by 2 individuals|
|Revocation of Living Will||Revocable at any time, in any manner by the declarant without regard to the declarant's mental/physical condition; effective upon communication to attending physician|
|Validity from State-to-State||A declaration executed in another state in compliance with the laws of that state or Arkansas law is validly executed|
|If Physician Unwilling to Follow Living Will||Physician shall as promptly as practicable take all reasonable steps to transfer care to another physician|
|Immunity for Attending Physician||Physician whose actions under this chapter are in accord with reasonable medical standards is not subject to criminal, civil, or professional liability with respect to them|
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