PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.10121 Definitions; medical suitability of body part; conflict with declaration or advance health care directive or enrollment in hospice program; resolution.
(1) As used in this section:
(a) "Advance health care directive" means a power of attorney for health care or a record signed or authorized by a prospective donor containing the prospective donor's direction concerning a health care decision for the prospective donor. Advance health care directive includes a durable power of attorney and designation of patient advocate under part 5 of article V of the estates and protected individuals code, 1998 PA 386, MCL 700.5501 to 700.5520.
(b) "Declaration" means a record signed by a prospective donor specifying the circumstances under which a life support system may be withheld or withdrawn from the prospective donor.
(c) "Health care decision" means any decision regarding the health care of the prospective donor.
(2) If a prospective donor has a declaration or advance health care directive or is enrolled in a hospice program, and the terms of the declaration, directive, or enrollment and the express or implied terms of a potential anatomical gift are in conflict with regard to the administration of measures necessary to ensure the medical suitability of a body part for transplantation or therapy, the prospective donor's attending physician, the prospective donor, and, if appropriate, the hospice medical director shall confer to resolve the conflict. If the prospective donor is incapable of resolving the conflict, an agent acting under the prospective donor's declaration, directive, or hospice enrollment, or, if none or the agent is not reasonably available, another person authorized by law other than this part to make health care decisions on behalf of the prospective donor, shall act for the donor to resolve the conflict. The authorized parties shall attempt to resolve the conflict as expeditiously as possible. Authorized parties may obtain information relevant to the resolution of the conflict from the appropriate procurement organization and any other person authorized to make an anatomical gift for the prospective donor under section 10109. Before resolution of the conflict, measures necessary to ensure the medical suitability of the body part are permissible if they are not contraindicated by appropriate end-of-life care as determined by the stated wishes of the prospective donor, by a written advance health care directive, or, if appropriate, by the hospice medical director.
History: Add. 2008, Act 39, Eff. May 1, 2008
Popular Name: Act 368
Popular Name: Uniform Anatomical Gift Act
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