Prohibits certain persons from making life support decisions
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To amend sections 1337.13, 1337.17, 2133.05, 2133.08, 2133.09, and 2133.12 of the Revised Code to provide that an individual's statutory priority to decide whether or not to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment for the individual's relative is forfeited if the individual is the subject of a temporary protection order or civil protection order and the relative is the alleged victim or if the individual and the relative are married and the parties to a divorce, dissolution, legal separation, or annulment proceeding, to void any objections to a living will made by a person whose statutory priority would be so forfeited, and to provide that an attorney in fact under a durable power of attorney for health care is competent to make decisions pertaining to life-sustaining treatment, nutrition, or hydration, only if the attorney in fact is not subject to a temporary protection order or civil protection order in which the principal is the alleged victim.
Effective DateApril 6, 2017
CommitteesSenate Civil Justice Committee
House Judiciary Committee