Redrafting Ohio's Advance Directives Laws

Susan R. Martyn

University of Toledo - College of Law


Akron L. Rev., Vol. 26, No. 229, 1992

Although the basic structure of Ohio's Advance Directive Statutes is sound, many of the actual provisions contain excessive, burdensome, and often incomprehensible restrictions on patient-centered decisionmaking. This article presents redrafting suggestions from the Ohio Bioethics Task Force designed to clarify, simplify and focus Ohio law.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 65

Keywords: Living Will, Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Advance Directive, Quinlan, Constitutional Rights, Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act, Do Not Resuscitate Orders, Non-declarant, Permanent Unconscious State, Surrogate Decision Makers

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Date posted: July 15, 2008  

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Martyn, Susan R., Redrafting Ohio's Advance Directives Laws (1992). Akron L. Rev., Vol. 26, No. 229, 1992. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1159777

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Susan R. Martyn (Contact Author)
University of Toledo - College of Law ( email )
2801 W. Bancroft Street
Toledo, OH 43606
United States
419 530-4212 (Phone)
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