Oregon Statutes - Chapter 127 - Powers of Attorney; Advance Directives for Health Care; Declarations for Mental Health Treatment; Death with Dignity - Section 127.520 - Persons not eligible to serve as attorney-in-fact; manner of disqualifying persons for service as attorney-in-fact.

(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(3) A health care representative whose authority has been revoked by a court is disqualified.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]

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