[327E-10] Statutory damages. (a) A health-care provider or institution that intentionally violates this chapter shall be subject to liability to the individual or the individual's estate for damages of $500 or actual damages resulting from the violation, whichever is greater, plus reasonable attorney's fees.

(b) A person who intentionally falsifies, forges, conceals, defaces, or obliterates an individual's advance health-care directive or a revocation of an advance health-care directive without the individual's consent, or who coerces or fraudulently induces an individual to give, revoke, or not to give an advance health-care directive, shall be subject to liability to that individual for damages of $2,500 or actual damages resulting from the action, whichever is greater, plus reasonable attorney's fees. [L 1999, c 169, pt of 1]

 

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