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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 2. General Provisions [4650 - 4660]
  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 658, Sec. 39. )

  
4657.  

A patient is presumed to have the capacity to make a health care decision, to give or revoke an advance health care directive, and to designate or disqualify a surrogate. This presumption is a presumption affecting the burden of proof.

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