Saturday, May 26, 2007

Futile care law changed- UPDATE

Efforts in the Texas legislature to extend deadlines accompanying the futile care law failed when the House did not act to pass the bill this week.

UPDATE: A bill passed the Texas Senate unanimously that would "extend the initial notification period to five days, and would give families a minimum of 21 days to look for a transfer to another hospital after the ethics committees' decision. The measure would also prevent hospitals from using the law on patients whose only life-sustaining treatment is artificial hydration and nutrition."

Via Inclusion Daily News

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