10A NCAC 28E .0104       NATURAL DEATH IN ABSENCE OF DIRECTIVE

Clients in division facilities retain the right to die with dignity even where they have made no advance care directive, or have made a directive which does not comply with statutory requirements.  In the absence of an advance care directive, the Division shall maintain strict compliance with the procedure established by G.S. 90‑322 for determination of when, and under what conditions, extraordinary means or artificial nutrition or hydration may be withheld or withdrawn.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑320; 90‑322; 143B‑147;

Eff. November 2, 1992.