PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.5654 Recommended medical treatment for advanced illness; duty of physician to inform orally; limitation or modification of disclosed information.
(1) A physician who has diagnosed a patient as having a reduced life expectancy due to an advanced illness and is recommending medical treatment for the patient shall do all of the following:
(a) Orally inform the patient, the patient's patient surrogate, or, if the patient has designated a patient advocate and is unable to participate in medical treatment decisions, the patient advocate acting on behalf of the patient in accordance with sections 5506 to 5515 of the estates and protected individuals code, 1998 PA 386, MCL 700.5506 to 700.5515, about the recommended medical treatment and about alternatives to the recommended medical treatment.
(b) Orally inform the patient, patient surrogate, or patient advocate about the advantages, disadvantages, and risks of the recommended medical treatment and of each alternative medical treatment described in subdivision (a) and about the procedures involved.
(2) A physician's duty to inform a patient, patient surrogate, or patient advocate under subsection (1) does not require the disclosure of information beyond that required by the applicable standard of practice.
(3) Subsection (1) does not limit or modify the information required to be disclosed under sections 5133(2) and 17013(1).
History: Add. 1996, Act 594, Eff. Mar. 31, 1997
Am. 2000, Act 58, Eff. Apr. 1, 2000
Am. 2001, Act 239, Eff. Oct. 1, 2002
Am. 2004, Act 551, Imd. Eff. Jan. 3, 2005
Popular Name: Act 368
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