U.S Code last checked for updates: Jun 25, 2024
§ 1397j–1.
General provisions
Protection of privacy
Rule of construction
Nothing in this division shall be construed to interfere with or abridge an elder’s right to practice his or her religion through reliance on prayer alone for healing when this choice—
is contemporaneously expressed, either orally or in writing, with respect to a specific illness or injury which the elder has at the time of the decision by an elder who is competent at the time of the decision;
is previously set forth in a living will, health care proxy, or other advance directive document that is validly executed and applied under State law; or
may be unambiguously deduced from the elder’s life history.
(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XX, § 2012, as added Pub. L. 111–148, title VI, § 6703(a)(1)(C), Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 785.)
cite as: 42 USC 1397j-1