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

    Chapter 2H: Declaration of public policy

      Section: 26:2H-77: Applicability of other law

           25. a. The withholding or withdrawing of life-sustaining treatment pursuant to section 15 of this act, when performed in good faith, and in accordance with the terms of an advance directive and the provisions of this act, shall not constitute homicide, suicide, assisted suicide, or active euthanasia.

b. To the extent any of the provisions of this act are inconsistent with P.L.1971, c.373 (C.46:2B-8 et seq.) concerning the designation of a health care representative, the provisions of this act shall have priority over those of P.L.1971, c.373 (C.46:2B-8 et seq.).

Durable powers of attorney for health care executed pursuant to P.L.1971, c.373 (C.46:2B-8 et seq.) prior to the effective date of this act shall have the same legal force and effect as if they had been executed in accordance with the provisions of this act.

c. Nothing in this act shall be construed to impair the rights of emancipated minors under existing law.


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

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