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§ 5826. Amendment

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and FiduciariesEffective: January 31, 2005

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 20 Pa.C.S.A. Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 58. Mental Health Care
Subchapter B. Mental Health Declarations
Effective: January 31, 2005
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5826
§ 5826. Amendment
(a) Capacity to amend.--While having the capacity to make mental health decisions, a declarant may amend a declaration by a writing executed in accordance with the provisions of section 5822 (relating to execution).
(b) Determination of capacity.--During the period of involuntary treatment pursuant to Article III of the act of July 9, 1976 (P.L. 817, No. 143),1 known as the Mental Health Procedures Act, a declarant may amend the declaration if the individual is found to be capable of making mental health decisions after examination by a psychiatrist and one of the following: another psychiatrist, a psychologist, family physician, attending physician or mental health treatment professional. Whenever possible, at least one of the decision makers shall be a treating professional of the declarant or principal.


2004, Nov. 30, P.L. 1525, No. 194, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 31, 2005].


50 P.S. § 7301 et seq.
20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5826, PA ST 20 Pa.C.S.A. § 5826
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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