Oregon Durable Power of Attorney Laws
|Code Section||127.505 et seq. Advanced Directives for Health Care & 127.800 Death With Dignity Act|
|Specific Powers, Life-Prolonging Acts||Power to make health care decisions for principal regarding life-sustaining procedures including any medical procedure or intervention that uses mechanical or other artificial means to sustain, restore, or supplant a vital function only when authorized or when principal is terminally ill and such treatment only serves to artificially prolong the moment of death; does not include procedures to sustain patient cleanliness and comfort|
|Legal Requirements for Durable Power of Attorney||(1) In writing; (2) signed by two witnesses who make written declarations; (3) mandatory statutory form §127.531 ORS; (4) agent must accept appointment|
|Revocation of Durable Power of Attorney||Agent may withdraw up to time of principal's incapacity. Principal may revoke (1) in any manner by which s/he is able to communicate to health care provider or attorney-in-fact intent to revoke; (2) by execution of subsequent durable power of attorney; (3) upon divorce if spouse is agent|
|Validity from State-to-State||Valid execution in compliance with formalities of that state where principal is resident or is located or with state of Oregon|
|If Physician Unwilling to Follow Durable Power of Attorney||Physician must promptly notify health care representative if unable or unwilling to comply with durable power of attorney and representative shall make a reasonable effort to transfer the principal to a complying physician|
|Immunity for Attending Physician||Health care provider acting on a durable power of attorney or health care agent in good faith is not liable for criminal, civil, or professional disciplinary actions|
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