The following is a portion of the Last Remains laws referenced in Colorado Revised Statutes. Click on the link above to read the entire statute.
*** This document reflects changes current through all laws passed at the First Regular Session
of the Sixty-Ninth General Assembly of the State of Colorado (2013) ***
TITLE 15. PROBATE, TRUSTS, AND FIDUCIARIES
ARTICLE 19.DISPOSITION OF LAST REMAINS
C.R.S. 15-19-102 (2013)
15-19-102. Legislative declaration - construction
(1) The general assembly finds and declares that:
(2) This article shall be interpreted liberally to carry out a decedent's intent when not conflicting with this article.
(3) This article shall not be construed to:
(a) Subject to section 15-19-104 (3), invalidate a declaration or a will, codicil, trust, power of appointment, or power of attorney;
(b) Invalidate any act of an agent, guardian, or conservator;
(c) Affect any claim, right, or remedy that accrued prior to August 6, 2003;
(d) Authorize or encourage acts that violate the constitution, statutes, rules, case law, or public policy of Colorado or the United States;
(e) Abridge contracts;
(f) Modify the standards, ethics, or protocols of the practice of medicine;
(g) Compel or authorize a health care provider or health care facility, as defined in section 15-14-505, to administer medical treatment that is medically inappropriate or contrary to federal or other Colorado law; or
(h) Permit or authorize euthanasia or an affirmative or deliberate act to end a person's life.