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Probate Code - PROB

DIVISION 4.7. HEALTH CARE DECISIONS [4600 - 4806]

  ( Division 4.7 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. )
  

PART 1. DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL [4600 - 4665]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. )
  

CHAPTER 1. Short Title and Definitions [4600 - 4643]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. )

  
4617.  

“Health care decision” means a decision made by a patient or the patient’s agent, conservator, or surrogate, regarding the patient’s health care, including the following:

(a) Selection and discharge of health care providers and institutions.

(b) Approval or disapproval of diagnostic tests, surgical procedures, and programs of medication.

(c) Directions to provide, withhold, or withdraw artificial nutrition and hydration and all other forms of health care, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. Effective January 1, 2000. Operative July 1, 2000, by Sec. 43 of Ch. 658.)