(a) No health-care provider may require an individual to execute a durable power of attorney for health care as a condition for the provision of health-care services or admission to a health-care facility, as defined in § 44-501.
(b) After an individual has spent at least 48 hours in a health care facility, a health care provider may request the individual to execute a durable power of attorney for health care subject to the limitations set forth in this subchapter. The health care provider may not be named as the attorney in fact.
1981 Ed., § 21-2209.
Effect of Amendments
The 2016 amendment by D.C. Law 21-72 substituted “subchapter” for “chapter” in (b).
Applicability of D.C. Law 21-72: § 4 of D.C. Law 21-72 provided that the change made to this section by § 2 of D.C. Law 21-72 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been given effect.