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North Carolina General Statutes

  • Chapter 90, Article 23 – Right to Natural Death; Brain Death [RTF] [PDF]
  • Chapter 32A, Article 3 – Health Care Powers of Attorney [RTF] [PDF]
  • Chapter 90, Article1B – Portable do not resuscitate order and Medical Order for Scope of Treatment.[RTF] [PDF]
  • Chapter 122C, Article 3 – Clients’ Rights and Advance Instruction[RTF] [PDF]
  • Chapter 32A, Article 4 – Consent to Health Care for Minor [RTF] [PDF]
  • Chapter 90, Article 1A – Treatment of Minors [RTF] [PDF]
  • Chapter 7B, Article 3 – Duty to report abuse, neglect, dependency, or death due to maltreatment [RTF] [PDF]
  • Chapter 90, Article 1B Informed consent to health care treatment or procedure [RTF] [PDF]
  • Chapter 130A, Article 16 – Postmortem Investigation and Disposition [RTF] [PDF]
  • Chapter 35 A, Incompetency and Guardianship [RTF] [PDF]

Advance Care Planning Resources

  • North Carolina Medical Society Resources
    • Statutory forms for Health Care Power of Attorney (HCPOA) and Living Will
    • Sample MOST form
    • Sample Portable DNR form
    • Information about legislative history and FAQs