2017 ORS 127.525¹
Acceptance of appointment
  • withdrawal

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This section is amended
Effective June 2, 2018
Relating to health care decisions; creating new provisions; amending ORS 97.953, 97.955, 97.959, 127.005, 127.505, 127.510, 127.515, 127.520, 127.525, 127.535, 127.545, 127.550, 127.555, 127.565, 127.625, 127.635, 127.640, 127.649, 127.658, 127.737, 127.760, 163.193 and 163.206; repealing ORS 127.531; and prescribing an effective date.

For an appointment under a power of attorney for health care to be effective, the attorney-in-fact must accept the appointment in writing. Subject to the right of the attorney-in-fact to withdraw, the acceptance imposes a duty on the attorney-in-fact to make health care decisions on behalf of the principal at such time as the principal becomes incapable. Until the principal becomes incapable, the attorney-in-fact may withdraw by giving notice to the principal. After the principal becomes incapable, the attorney-in-fact may withdraw by giving notice to the health care provider. [1989 c.914 §5; 1993 c.767 §6]

Law Review Cita­tions

26 WLR 317-338 (1990); 71 OLR 909 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 127—Sustaining Treatment Registry; Declarations for Mental Health Treatment; Death With Dignity, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors127.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 127, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano127.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.