Ohio Living Wills Laws
|Code Section||2133.01, et seq. Modified Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act|
|Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging Acts||Any 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 Will||Revocable at any time and in any manner; effective when expressed and communicated to a witness or physician|
|Validity from State-to-State||Effective 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 Attorney||Physician may not prevent or unreasonably delay a transfer|
|Immunity for Attending Physician||No civil, criminal, or professional liability for physician acting in good faith within the scope of their authority|
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