50-16-522. Representative of deceased patient. Except as provided in 50-19-402 [and 53-21-1108], a personal representative of a deceased patient may exercise all of the deceased patient's rights under this part. If there is no personal representative or upon discharge of the personal representative, a deceased patient's rights under this part may be exercised by the surviving spouse, a parent, an adult child, an adult sibling, or any other person who is authorized by law to act for the deceased patient. (Bracketed language terminates June 30, 2016--sec. 16, Ch. 353, L. 2013.)
History: En. Sec. 20, Ch. 632, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 657, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 1824, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 67, L. 2013; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 353, L. 2013.