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Vermont Healthcare Laws

A member of a civil union is considered a spouse for all medical treatment decisions and visitation rights. 15 § 1204(b) .

An adult may also designate his or her same-sex partner as having the authority to make medical decisions on his or her behalf. § 9701. To be valid an advance directive must be dated, executed by the principal or by another individual in the principal's presence at the principal's express direction if the principal is physically unable to do so, and signed in the presence of two or more witnesses. § 9703.

Civil Unions in Vermont are defined in VT. STAT. ANN. tit. 15 §§ 1201 to 1207

Citation: Advance Directives for Health Care and Disposition of Remains: Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18, §§ 9700 to 9720

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