2135.07 Treatment provider unwilling to comply with declaration.

(A) If a mental health treatment provider of a declarant or a health care facility providing services to a declarant is unwilling at any time to comply with the declarant's declaration, the mental health treatment provider or health care facility promptly shall notify the declarant and any proxy and document the notification in the declarant's medical record. The mental health treatment provider or health care facility that is unwilling to comply with the declarant's declaration shall not prevent or attempt to prevent, or unreasonably delay or attempt to unreasonably delay, the transfer of the declarant to the care of a mental health treatment provider or a health care facility that is willing and able to comply or allow compliance with the declarant's declaration.

(B) The mental health treatment provider of a declarant or a health care facility providing services to a declarant may subject the declarant to treatment in a manner contrary to the declarant's expressed wishes only if either of the following applies:

(1) The declarant has been committed as a patient under Chapter 2945. or 5122. of the Revised Code, and, if the court knows of the declaration, the committing court acknowledges the existence of the declaration and specifically orders treatment in a manner contrary to the declaration.

(2) An emergency situation endangers the life or health of the declarant or others.

Cite as R.C. § 2135.07

History. Effective Date: 10-29-2003