Redrafting Ohio's Advance Directives Laws

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

65 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2008  

Susan R. Martyn

University of Toledo - College of Law

Date Written: 1992

Abstract

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.

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

Suggested Citation

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

Susan R. Martyn (Contact Author)

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