Maine Revised Statutes

§5-803. Revocation of advance health-care directive

(a).    An individual with capacity may revoke the designation of an agent only by a signed writing or by personally informing the supervising health-care provider.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(b).    An individual with capacity may revoke all or part of an advance health-care directive, other than the designation of an agent, at any time and in any manner that communicates an intent to revoke.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(c).    A health-care provider, agent, guardian or surrogate who is informed of a revocation by an individual with capacity shall promptly communicate the fact of the revocation to the supervising health-care provider and to any health-care institution at which the patient is receiving care.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(d).    A decree of annulment, divorce, dissolution of marriage or legal separation revokes a previous designation of a spouse as agent unless otherwise specified in the decree or in a power of attorney for health care.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(e).    An advance health-care directive that conflicts with an earlier advance health-care directive revokes the earlier directive to the extent of the conflict.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 378, §A1 (NEW).