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145C.13 PENALTIES.

Subdivision 1.Gross misdemeanor offenses.

Whoever commits any of the following acts is guilty of a gross misdemeanor:

(1) willfully conceals, cancels, defaces, or obliterates a health care directive of a principal without the consent of the principal;

(2) willfully conceals or withholds personal knowledge of a revocation of a health care directive;

(3) falsifies or forges a health care directive or a revocation of the instrument;

(4) coerces or fraudulently induces another to execute a health care directive; or

(5) requires or prohibits the execution of a health care directive as a condition for being insured for or receiving all or some health care services.

Subd. 2.Felony offenses.

Whoever commits an act prohibited under subdivision 1 is guilty of a felony if the act results in bodily harm to the principal or to the person who would have been a principal but for the unlawful act.