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      RS 28:223     


§223. Designation of representative for decisions about behavioral health treatment

            An advance directive for behavioral health treatment may designate a competent adult to act as a representative to make decisions about behavioral health treatment. An alternative representative may also be designated to act as representative if the original designee is unable or unwilling to act at any time. A representative who has accepted the appointment in writing may make decisions about behavioral health treatment on behalf of the principal only when the principal is determined to be incapable pursuant to R.S. 28:226. The decisions shall be consistent with any desires the principal has expressed in the declaration.

            Acts 2001, No. 755, §1; Acts 2017, No. 369, §2.

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