(755 ILCS 35/5)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 705)
(a) A declaration may be revoked at any time by
the declarant, without regard to declarant's mental or physical condition,
by any of the following methods:
(1) By being obliterated, burnt, torn or otherwise destroyed or defaced
in a manner indicating intention to cancel;
(2) By a written revocation of the declaration signed and dated by the
declarant or person acting at the direction of the declarant; or
(3) By a oral or any other expression of the intent to revoke the
declaration, in the presence of a witness 18 years of age or older who
signs and dates a writing confirming that such expression of intent was made.
(b) A revocation is effective upon communication to the attending
physician by the declarant or by another who
witnessed the revocation. The attending physician shall record in
the patient's medical record the time and date when and
the place where he or she received notification of the revocation.
(c) There shall be no criminal or civil liability on the
part of any person for failure to act upon a revocation made pursuant to
this Section unless that person has actual knowledge of the revocation.
(Source: P.A. 85-860.)