4701. The statutory advance health care directive form is as
ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE
(California Probate Code Section 4701)
You have the right to give instructions about your own health
care. You also have the right to name someone else to make health
care decisions for you.
HOW IS THIS RIGHT ENFORCED?
Say your domestic partner brought you to the ER.
You selected and declared them to be your surrogate decision maker when the lady pushing the computer came around took your information
You become incapacitated,
Your surrogate decision maker is right there but:
The hospital ignores them, takes action contrary to your wishes.
Refuses to inform them about you.
Lies to them about you.