2017 ORS 127.658¹
Effect of ORS 127.505 to 127.660 on previously executed advance directives

(1) ORS 127.505 (Definitions for ORS 127.505 to 127.660) to 127.660 (Short title) and 127.995 (Penalties) do not impair or supersede any power of attorney for health care, directive to physicians or health care instruction in effect before November 4, 1993.

(2) Any power of attorney for health care or directive to physicians executed before November 4, 1993, shall be governed by the provisions of ORS 127.505 (Definitions for ORS 127.505 to 127.660) to 127.660 (Short title) and 127.995 (Penalties), except that:

(a) The directive to physicians or power of attorney for health care shall be valid if it complies with the provisions of either ORS 127.505 (Definitions for ORS 127.505 to 127.660) to 127.660 (Short title) and 127.995 (Penalties) or the statutes in effect as of the date of execution;

(b) The terms in a directive to physicians in the form prescribed by ORS 127.610 (1991 Edition) or predecessor statute have those meanings given in ORS 127.605 (1991 Edition) or predecessor statute in effect at the time of execution; and

(c) The terms in a power of attorney for health care in the form prescribed by ORS 127.530 (1991 Edition) have those meanings given in ORS 127.505 (Definitions for ORS 127.505 to 127.660) in effect at the time of execution.

(3) A health care organization, as defined in ORS 127.646 (Definitions for ORS 127.646 to 127.654), that on November 4, 1993, has printed materials with the information and forms which were required by ORS 127.649 (Health care organizations required to have written policies and procedures on providing information on patient’s right to make health care decisions), prior to November 4, 1993, may use such printed materials until December 1, 1993. [1993 c.767 §23]

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 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.