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Ohio Living Wills Laws

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Code Section 2133.01, et seq. Modified Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act
Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging ActsAny medical procedure, treatment, intervention, or other measure that will serve principally to prolong the process of dying. Declarant may authorize withholding hydration and nutrition; cannot withdraw or withhold life-sustaining treatment from pregnant patient, unless it is believed to a reasonable degree of certainty, that the fetus would not be born alive.
Legal Requirements for Valid Living Will(1) Adult; (2) of sound mind; (3) signed by declarant; (4) dated; (5) in presence of 2 witnesses or a notary public who attests that principal is of sound mind and free from duress
Revocation of Living WillRevocable at any time and in any manner; effective when expressed and communicated to a witness or physician
Validity from State-to-StateEffective if executed in another state in compliance with that law or in substantial compliance with Ohio law
If Physician Unwilling to Follow Durable Power of AttorneyPhysician may not prevent or unreasonably delay a transfer
Immunity for Attending PhysicianNo civil, criminal, or professional liability for physician acting in good faith within the scope of their authority

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