13.0807 Determination of patient condition.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.0807]

In determining whether a patient has a terminal condition, has an end-stage condition, or is in a persistent vegetative state, or may recover capacity, or whether a medical condition or limitation referenced in an advanced directive exists, the patient’s attending or treating physician and at least one other consulting physician must separately examine the patient. The findings of each such examination must be documented in the patient’s medical records and signed by each examining physician before life-prolonging procedures may be withheld or withdrawn.

History: 2008, PL 30-33.