Maine Revised Statutes

§5-813. Effect of Part

(a).    This Part does not create a presumption concerning the intention of an individual who has not made or who has revoked an advance health-care directive.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(b).    Death resulting from the withholding or withdrawal of health care in accordance with this Part does not for any purpose constitute a suicide or homicide or legally impair or invalidate a policy of insurance or an annuity providing a death benefit, notwithstanding any term of the policy or annuity to the contrary.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(c).    This Part does not authorize mercy killing, assisted suicide, euthanasia or the provision, withholding, or withdrawal of health care to the extent prohibited by other statutes of this State.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(d).    This Part does not authorize or require a health-care provider or institution to provide health care contrary to generally accepted health-care standards applicable to the health-care provider or institution.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(e).    This Part does not authorize an agent or surrogate to consent to the admission of an individual to a mental health-care institution unless the individual's written advance health-care directive expressly so provides.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
(f).    This Part does not affect other statutes of this State governing treatment for mental illness of an individual involuntarily committed to a mental health-care institution.
[ 1995, c. 378, Pt. A, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1995, c. 378, §A1 (NEW).