Oregon Statutes - Chapter 127 - Powers of Attorney; Advance Directives for Health Care; Declarations for Mental Health Treatment; Death with Dignity - Section 127.565 - Independent medical judgment of provider; effect of advance directive on insurance.

(1) In following a health care instruction or the decision of a health care representative, a health care provider shall exercise the same independent medical judgment that the health care provider would exercise in following the decisions of the principal if the principal were capable.

(2) No person shall be required either to execute or to refrain from executing an advance directive as a criterion for insurance. No health care provider shall condition the provision of health care or otherwise discriminate against an individual based on whether or not the individual has executed an advance directive.

(3) No existing or future policy of insurance shall be legally impaired or invalidated in any manner by actions taken under ORS 127.505 to 127.660 and 127.995. No person shall be discriminated against in premium or contract rates because of the existence or absence of an advance directive or appointment of a health care representative.

(4) Nothing in ORS 127.505 to 127.660 and 127.995 is intended to impair or supersede any conflicting federal statute. [1989 c.914 §12; 1993 c.767 §16]

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