(1) Except as provided in ORS 127.635 or as may be allowed by court order, the following persons may not serve as health care representatives if unrelated to the principal by blood, marriage or adoption:
(a) The attending physician or an employee of the attending physician.
(b) An owner, operator or employee of a health care facility in which the principal is a patient or resident, unless the health care representative was appointed before the principalís admission to the facility.
(2) A capable adult may disqualify any other person from making health care decisions for the capable adult. The disqualification must be in writing and signed by the capable adult. The disqualification must specifically designate those persons who are disqualified.
(3) A health care representative whose authority has been revoked by a court is disqualified.
(4) A health care provider who has actual knowledge of a disqualification may not accept a health care decision from a disqualified individual.
(5) A person who has been disqualified from making health care decisions for a principal, and who is aware of that disqualification, may not make health care decisions for the principal. [1989 c.914 §4; 1993 c.767 §5]Section: Previous 127.330 127.340 127.350 127.505 127.507 127.510 127.515 127.520 127.525 127.530 127.531 127.535 127.540 127.545 127.550 Next
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