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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2014

LCO No. 3829

   
 

*SB0026003829SDO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. COLEMAN, 2nd Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 260

File No. 127

Cal. No. 122

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE DUTIES OF A CONSERVATOR AND OTHER PERSONS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE DECISIONS RELATING TO THE CARE AND DISPOSITION OF A DECEASED PERSON'S BODY. "

In line 129, after the period, insert: "A document executed by a conservator pursuant to this subdivision shall include provisions indicating that such document (i) is valid if the person is under conservatorship at the time of his or her death, and (ii) terminates upon the termination of the conservatorship when such termination occurs prior to the death of the conserved person."

In line 133, after "section", insert: "or section 19a-575a"

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 19a-580e of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2014):

(a) Except as authorized by a court of competent jurisdiction, a conservator shall comply with a conserved person's individual health care instructions and other wishes, if any, expressed while the conserved person had capacity and to the extent known to the conservator, and the conservator may not revoke the conserved person's advance health care directive or a directive executed in accordance with subdivision (14) of section 1-52, as amended by this act, or section 45a-318, as amended by this act, unless the appointing court expressly so authorizes.

(b) Absent a court order to the contrary, a [health care] decision of a health care representative concerning health care or the disposition of the body of a deceased person takes precedence over that of a conservator, except under the following circumstances: (1) When the health care decision concerns a person who is subject to the provisions of section 17a-566, 17a-587, 17a-588 or 54-56d; (2) when a conservator has been appointed for a conserved person who is subject to an order authorized under subsection (e) of section 17a-543, for the duration of the conserved person's hospitalization; or (3) when a conservator has been appointed for a conserved person subject to an order authorized under section 17a-543a. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Sec. 501

October 1, 2014

19a-580e