CA Prob Code Section 4735

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Flaws in advance directives that request withdrawing assisted feeding in late-stage dementia may cause premature or prolonged dying

BMC Medical Ethics, October 6, 2022

“While advance directives can be patients’ last resort to attain a peaceful and timely dying consistent with their lifelong values, success depends on their being effective and acceptable.”
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A health care provider or health care institution may decline to comply with an individual health care instruction or health care decision that requires medically ineffective health care or health care contrary to generally accepted health care standards applicable to the health care provider or institution.
Last Updated

Aug. 30, 2023

§ 4735’s source at ca​.gov