Terri Grossâ€¦WHYYâ€¦Tues 3/22/05
I understand you wanting to present a â€œfair and balancedâ€� approach to the legal understanding of this case, however I was shocked to hear only 1 caller mention the â€œRight to Kill Lawâ€�, signed in 1999 by then Gov Bush of
A quick check of any of the blogs would have enabled you or your staff to access this info.
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Â§ 166.039. PROCEDURE WHEN PERSON HAS NOT EXECUTED OR
ISSUED A DIRECTIVE AND IS INCOMPETENT OR INCAPABLE OF COMMUNICATION. (a) If an adult qualified patient has not executed or issued a directive and is incompetent or otherwise mentally or physically incapable of communication, the attending physician and the patient's legal guardian or an agent under a medical power of attorney may make a treatment decision that may include a decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from the patient.
"Life-sustaining treatment" means treatment that, based on reasonable medical judgment, sustains the life of a patient and without which the patient will die. The term includes both life-sustaining medications and artificial life support such as mechanical breathing machines, kidney dialysis treatment, and artificial hydration and nutrition.