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Revised Statutes of the State of New Hampshire §137-J:5

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“Scope and duration of agent’s authority under the public health law”

Unless there are limitations set forth by the patient in an advance directive, the agent must have the authority to make any and all health care decisions on the patient’s behalf that the patient could make. The agent is authorized to act only when the principal lacks capacity to make health care decisions, as certified in writing by the principal’s attending physician or APRN. If the principal regains capacity to make health care decisions, the agent’s authority to act on behalf of the principal terminates.



Current as of June 2015