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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