Maine Revised Statutes

§5-809. Immunities

(a).    A health-care provider or institution acting in good faith and in accordance with generally accepted health-care standards applicable to the health-care provider or institution is not subject to civil or criminal liability or to discipline for unprofessional conduct for:
(1). Complying with a health-care decision of a person apparently having authority and capacity to make a health-care decision for a patient, including a decision to withhold or withdraw health care; [1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
(2). Declining to comply with a health-care decision of a person based on a belief that the person then lacked authority or capacity, or that the decision otherwise does not comply with this Act; [1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
(3). Complying with an advance health-care directive and assuming that the directive was valid when made and has not been revoked or terminated; or [1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
(4). Seeking judicial relief from a court of competent jurisdiction. [1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(b).    An individual acting as agent, guardian or surrogate under this Part is not subject to civil or criminal liability or to discipline for unprofessional conduct for health-care decisions made in good faith.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 378, §A1 (NEW).