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Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 700.5507 - Patient advocate designation; statement; acceptance

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Patient advocate designation; statement; acceptance


A patient designation should include statements about the patient’s desire on custody, care, and medical treatment.  The designation is effective only when the patient is unable to make decisions regarding his or her treatment.  The patient advocate cannot make medical treatment decisions about a pregnant patient that could result in the pregnant patient’s death.  A patient advocate may not choose a medical decision that would cause the patient’s death unless the patient stated in a clear and convincing manner that the patient advocate has the authority to make such decisions. A patient advocate cannot be paid for performing his duties under the designation, but can be reimbursed for expenses accrued while fulfilling the patient advocate’s obligations.  The patient advocate must act in the patient’s best interests.  A patient may revoke the patient advocate designation at any time in any way that reflects his or her desire to revoke the designation. 

Current as of June 2015