Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Texas Looks To Overhaul Futile Care legislation

Texas was the first state to enact futile care legislation in the late 90s. For many families, it's pitted their wishes against the more utilitarian views of doctors and hospitals. It's good to see that this problem is now being addressed by the Texas legislature.
House endorses study on end-of-life care
The Texas House voted today to order an interim study on a state law that governs how and when doctors can allow patients to die by withholding life-sustaining treatment against the wishes of family members. more

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