Oregon Statutes - Chapter 127 - Powers of Attorney; Advance Directives for Health Care; Declarations for Mental Health Treatment; Death with Dignity - Section 127.720 - Circumstances in which physician or provider may disregard declaration.

(1) The physician or provider may subject the principal to mental health treatment in a manner contrary to the principalís wishes as expressed in a declaration for mental health treatment only:

(a) If the principal is committed to the Department of Human Services pursuant to ORS 426.005 to 426.390 and treatment is authorized in compliance with ORS 426.385 (3) and administrative rule; or

(b) In cases of emergency endangering life or health.

(2) A declaration does not limit any authority provided in ORS 426.005 to 426.390 either to take a person into custody, or to admit, retain or treat a person in a health care facility. [1993 c.442 §9; 1995 c.141 §2]

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