Sunday, November 19, 2017

Michigan May Join Oklahoma, Idaho, and Other Red Light States

For the past few years, Michigan has repeatedly seriously considered legislation that would constrain clinician discretion with respect to end-of-life medical decisions.  The most recent effort is S.B. 597.



A PHYSICIAN SHALL NOT ISSUE A MEDICAL ORDER, ORALLY OR IN WRITING, TO WITHHOLD OR WITHDRAW LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT FROM A PATIENT OR TO NOT RESUSCITATE A PATIENT WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING THE CONSENT OF 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:

(A) THE PATIENT

(B) IF THE PATIENT IS A MINOR, A PARENT OF THE MINOR . . . 






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