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

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-136: Procedure in event of disagreement.

          
8. a. In the event of a disagreement among the patient, the patient's representative, and the patient's attending physician or APN concerning the patient's decision-making capacity or the appropriate interpretation and application of the terms of a completed POLST form to the patient's course of treatment, the parties:

(1) may seek to resolve the disagreement by means of procedures and practices established by the health care institution, including, but not limited to, consultation with an institutional ethics committee, or with a person designated by the health care institution for this purpose; or

(2) may seek resolution by a court of competent jurisdiction.

b. A health care professional involved in the patient's care, other than the attending physician or APN, or an administrator of a health care institution may also seek to resolve a disagreement concerning the patient's decision-making capacity or the appropriate interpretation and application of the terms of a completed POLST form to the patient's course of treatment in the same manner as set forth in subsection a. of this section.

L.2011, c.145, s.8.



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






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