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Art. 1551.  Purpose

The purpose of this Chapter is to recognize the right of a parent or guardian to make a declaration pursuant to which life-sustaining procedures or other medical care may be withheld or withdrawn from certain terminally ill children and to authorize judicial review, if needed, by the juvenile courts of such decisions if a child's parents or physician cannot agree that the requirements of this Chapter have been met.  The procedures authorized by this Chapter are in addition to the existing remedies of Title VI.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §15, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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