Wednesday, October 26, 2011

End of Life Decisions: Family Consent Law Proposed

End-of-life decisions can be wrenching for families. In the early 2000s, the case of Terri Schiavo riveted the nation, as her family battled over whether to remove her feeding tube or keep her on life support.

Now, 44 states have so-called "family consent laws," which help determine which family member should make health care decisions. Missouri is one of six states with no such law, putting families and doctors in legal limbo. But, as KBIA's Jacob Fenston reports, a bill headed for the Missouri legislature could change that.


KBIA Report: End-of-Life Decisons: Family Consent Law Proposed

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