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SECTION 2991
Creation and use of proxies in residential health care and mental hygiene facilities
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 29-C
§ 2991. Creation and use of proxies in residential health care and
mental hygiene facilities. 1. Residential health care facilities and
mental hygiene facilities shall establish procedures:

(a) to provide information to adult residents about their right to
create a health care proxy under this article;

(b) to educate adult residents about the authority delegated under a
health care proxy, what a proxy may include or omit, and how a proxy is
created and revoked;

(c) to help ensure that each resident who creates a proxy while
residing at the facility does so voluntarily.

2. Such procedures shall be established in accordance with regulations
issued by the commissioners of health, mental health, and the office for
people with developmental disabilities for facilities subject to their
respective regulatory authorities.