A copy of an Advance Directive for Health Care may be obtained from the Oklahoma Bar Association, or your attorney.
You should consider making copies of your Advance Directive for your personal records, your family, your physician, your attorney, your health care proxy and alternate health care proxy. Have additional copies ready to take with you when you require hospitalization or other care as your
If you signed an Advance Directive in another state, which provides for the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment or for the appointment of another to provide, withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment, and that document complied with the law of the state in which signed,
In the event you signed more than one valid Advance Directive, none of which have been revoked by you, the most recently signed Advance Directive will be considered your last wishes and the one given effect.
Yes. An Advance Directive may be revoked by you, either entirely or as to any part, at any time and in any manner, regardless of your mental or physical condition. The revocation becomes effective when you (or a person who witnessed the revocation) notify your
Oklahoma law requires that both your attending physician and another physician who has examined you determine that you are incapable of making an informed decision regarding your health care, including the provision, withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment. This determination has to become part of
A DNR consent form deals only with the subject of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the event of a cardiac or respiratory arrest. In such a document, a person can state that the person does not consent to the administration of CPR in the event the
The Advance Directive requires that you initial multiple times but requires your signature only once at the end. Remember that this is a legal document, and if questions arise concerning portions that seem unclear, you may wish to discuss them with your physician and/or attorney.
Yes. If you signed a Directive to Physicians under the Oklahoma Natural Death Act, which was the law in effect prior to Sept. 1, 1992, or an Advance Directive for Health Care under the law in effect prior to May 2006, it remains valid until
No. It is illegal for anyone to require that you execute an Advance Directive as a condition of receiving health care services or health insurance coverage. It is also illegal for anyone to modify your life insurance coverage, or to refuse to issue life insurance