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1992

Health Law and Policy

Journal

Seattle University Law Review

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Life And Death In Washington State After Cruzan V. Director, Missouri Department Of Health, Nancy Watkins Anderson Jan 1992

Life And Death In Washington State After Cruzan V. Director, Missouri Department Of Health, Nancy Watkins Anderson

Seattle University Law Review

This Comment argues that the Washington legislature should amend Washington law to allow the removal of life-support measures, including artificial nutrition and hydration, from an incompetent patient in a persistent vegetative state. The Comment further argues that rather than following the ambiguous Informed Consent Law, the legislature should adopt the procedure outlined in the first, unmodified Grant decision. Part II of this Comment examines the Cruzan decision by the United States Supreme Court, including the facts of the case, holding of the court, aftermath of the decision, and long-term effects of the case. Part II also includes an extensive analysis ...