Colorado Living Wills Laws
|Code Section||15-18-102, et seq. Colorado Medical Treatment Decision Act|
|Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging Acts||Any medical procedure or intervention that would serve only to prolong the dying process; it shall not include any medical procedure for nourishment or considered by attending physician to provide comfort or alleviate pain; however, artificial nourishment may be withdrawn pursuant to declaration that artificial nutrition (1) not be provided or continued when it is the only procedure being provided; (2) be continued for a specified period when it is the only procedure being provided|
|Legal Requirements for Valid Living Will||(1) Competent; (2) adult; (3) executed before 2 competent witnesses|
|Revocation of Living Will||Revocable by declarant orally, in writing, or by burning, tearing, cancelling; obliterating, or destroying the declaration|
|Validity from State-to-State||-|
|If Physician Unwilling to Follow Living Will||-|
|Immunity for Attending Physician||No hospital or physician acting under direction of physician and participating in the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures in compliance with a declaration shall be subject to any civil or criminal liability or licensing sanction in the absence of revocation, fraud, misrepresentation, or improper execution.|
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