Maine Revised Statutes

§5-811. Capacity

(a).    This Part does not affect the right of an individual to make health-care decisions while having capacity to do so.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(b).    An individual is presumed to have capacity to make a health-care decision, to give or revoke an advance health-care directive and to designate or disqualify a surrogate. This presumption may be rebutted by a determination by the individual's primary physician or by a court of competent jurisdiction.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 378, §A1 (NEW).