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36-3207 - Health care directives; effect on insurance and medical coverage
36-3207. Health care directives; effect on insurance and medical coverage
A. A person shall not require a person to execute or prohibit a person from executing a health care directive as a condition for providing health care services or insurance.
B. An insurer shall not refuse to pay for goods or services under a patient's insurance policy because the decision to use the goods or services was made by the patient's surrogate.
C. If a patient's death follows the withholding or withdrawing of any medical care pursuant to a surrogate's decision not expressly precluded by the patient's health care directive, that death does not constitute a homicide or a suicide and does not impair or invalidate an insurance policy, an annuity or any other contract that is conditioned on the life or death of the patient regardless of any terms of that contract.