State Laws and Legislation

Arkansas Healthcare Laws

Arkansas law does not provide same-sex partners with the authority to make a decision for an incapacitated partner in the absence of an advance directive. § 20-9-602.

An adult may at any time make an advance health care directive. It must be signed by the declarant and two other witnesses. § 20-17-202.

Citation: Health Services and Facilities Generally: ARK. CODE ANN. § 20-9-602 and Arkansas Rights of the Terminally Ill or Permanently Unconscious Act: ARK. CODE ANN. §§ 20-17-201 to 20-17-218

Updated: Sun, May 04, 2008 - 11:00:00