State Laws and Legislation

Colorado Healthcare Laws

Same-sex partners may help make decisions regarding an incapacitated partner as a "close friend" in Colorado, which requires that all interested persons attempt to reach a consensus on what to do on the patient’s behalf. The proxy decision maker should be the one who is most likely to be informed of the patient’s wishes. § 15-18.5-103.

An advance directive declaration requires the signature of the declarant and that of two witnesses.

Citation: Colorado Medical Treatment Decision Act: Colo. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 15-18-101 to 15-18.5-105

Updated: Thu, May 01, 2008 - 11:00:52