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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 26, HEALTH AND VITAL STATISTICS

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-134: Treatment of patient in accordance with POLST form.

6. a. A health care professional, health care institution, or emergency care provider shall treat a patient who has a completed POLST form in accordance with the information contained therein, except as otherwise provided in this act.

b. A POLST form shall be deemed to be completed, and therefore valid for the purposes of this act if it:

(1) contains information indicating a patient's health care preferences;

(2) has been voluntarily signed by a patient with decision-making capacity, or by the patient's representative in accordance with the patient's known preferences or in the best interests of the patient;

(3) includes the signature of the patient's attending physician or APN and the date of that signature; and

(4) meets any other requirements to be deemed valid for the purposes of this act.

c. A document executed in another state, which meets the requirements of this act for a POLST form, shall be deemed to be completed and valid for the purposes of this act to the same extent as a POLST form completed in this State.

L.2011, c.145, s.6.

This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:49.

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