Ohio Durable Power of Attorney Laws
|Code Section||1337.11, et seq. Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care|
|Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging Acts||Medical procedure, treatment, intervention, or other measure that will serve to prolong the process of dying, including right to give informed consent and make other decisions principal could if s/he had capacity|
|Legal Requirements for Durable Power of Attorney||(1) Adult; (2) sound mind; (3) signed; (4) dated; (5) signed in presence of 2 adult witnesses or notarized (including attestation that principal is of sound mind and free from duress)|
|Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney||Does not expire unless principal specifies an expiration date in the instrument. Revocable at any time in any manner; effective when expressed, but if physician had knowledge of the durable power of attorney, revocation is effective on communication to physician. Valid Durable Power of Attorney for health care revokes prior instrument|
|Validity from State-to-State||Effective if document complies with the laws of the state where executed and that substantially complies with Ohio law|
|If Physician Unwilling to Follow Durable Power of Attorney||Physician may not prevent or delay patient's transfer to another physician|
|Immunity for Attending Physician||No civil, criminal, or professional liability for good faith reliance which is in accordance with reasonable medical standards on agent's health care decisions|
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