California Probate Code
Sec. § 4736


A health care provider or health care institution that declines to comply with an individual health care instruction or health care decision shall do all of the following:

(a)

Promptly so inform the patient, if possible, and any person then authorized to make health care decisions for the patient.

(b)

Unless the patient or person then authorized to make health care decisions for the patient refuses assistance, immediately make all reasonable efforts to assist in the transfer of the patient to another health care provider or institution that is willing to comply with the instruction or decision.

(c)

Provide continuing care to the patient until a transfer can be accomplished or until it appears that a transfer cannot be accomplished. In all cases, appropriate pain relief and other palliative care shall be continued.
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Jun. 6, 2016