Cruzan v. Missouri Department of Health
(1990)
The U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court held that family members could not refuse life-sustaining medical treatment — such as a feeding tube — on behalf of incompetent patients, absent clear and convincing evidence that the refusal was in accordance with the patients' wishes.
Full text: Cruzan v. Missouri Department of Health (Nolo)
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Living Wills & Medical Powers of Attorney

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