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PROBATE CODE
SECTION 4750-4755



4750.  Subject to this division:
   (a) An advance health care directive is effective and exercisable
free of judicial intervention.
   (b) A health care decision made by an agent for a principal is
effective without judicial approval.
   (c) A health care decision made by a surrogate for a patient is
effective without judicial approval.



4751.  The remedies provided in this part are cumulative and not
exclusive of any other remedies provided by law.



4752.  Except as provided in Section 4753, this part is not subject
to limitation in an advance health care directive.



4753.  (a) Subject to subdivision (b), an advance health care
directive may expressly eliminate the authority of a person listed in
Section 4765 to petition the court for any one or more of the
purposes enumerated in Section 4766, if both of the following
requirements are satisfied:
   (1) The advance directive is executed by an individual having the
advice of a lawyer authorized to practice law in the state where the
advance directive is executed.
   (2) The individual's lawyer signs a certificate stating in
substance:

   "I am a lawyer authorized to practice law in the state where this
advance health care directive was executed, and __________