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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 231 : ADVANCE DIRECTIVES FOR HEALTH CARE, DISPOSITION OF REMAINS, AND SURROGATE DECISION MAKING

Subchapter 001 : Advance Directives and Disposition of Remains

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 9714)
  • § 9714. Failure to follow advance directive; unauthorized access of registry; administrative penalties

    (a) A health care provider, health care facility, residential care facility, funeral director, crematory operator, or cemetery official, or an employee of any of them having actual knowledge of an advance directive or an instruction of the principal, agent, or guardian is subject to review and disciplinary action by the appropriate licensing entity for failing to act in accordance with the advance directive or instruction or with subsection 9707(b) of this title.

    (b) A health care provider, health care facility, residential care facility, funeral home director, crematory operator, cemetery official, probate division official, or procurement organization, or an employee of any of them, who accesses the registry without authority or when authority has been denied specifically by the principal, agent, or guardian is subject to review and disciplinary action by the appropriate licensing, accreditation, or approving entity.

    (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting any other available remedies.

    (d) Liability for the cost of health care, disposition of remains, anatomical gifts, or funeral goods and services provided pursuant to an advance directive or pursuant to an instruction of the agent, guardian, or individual designated in an advance directive to make decisions regarding disposition of remains shall be the same as if the services were provided pursuant to the principal's decision. (Added 2005, No. 55, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2005; amended 2005, No. 215 (Adj. Sess.), § 337.)