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The DC Code: § 7-629 Preservation of existing rights.

Index7 Human Health Care and Safety. (Refs & Annos)
a
Nothing in this subchapter shall impair or supersede any legal right or legal responsibility which any person may have to effect the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures in any lawful manner. In such respect the provisions of this subchapter are cumulative.
b
This subchapter shall create no presumption concerning the intention of an individual who has not executed a declaration to consent to the use or withholding of life-sustaining procedures in the event of a terminal condition.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 6-2429. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 4-69, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 7-621. DC CODE § 7-629 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Feb. 25, 1982, D.C. Law 4-69, § 10, 28 DCR 5047.)