Resolution of futility by due process: early experience with the Texas Advance Directives Act.

@article{Fine2003ResolutionOF,
  title={Resolution of futility by due process: early experience with the Texas Advance Directives Act.},
  author={Robert Fine and Thomas Wm Mayo},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={138 9},
  pages={743-6}
}
Every U.S. state has developed legal rules to address end-of-life decision making. No law to date has effectively dealt with medical futility--an issue that has engendered significant debate in the medical and legal literature, many court cases, and a formal opinion from the American Medical Association's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. In 1999, Texas was the first state to adopt a law regulating end-of-life decisions, providing a legislatively sanctioned, extrajudicial, due process… CONTINUE READING

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