This is a followup to yesterday’s post about Chris Dunn.
Not Dead Yet of Texas has issued a released a release regarding the “futility” decision being fought by the family of Chris Dunn.
For Immediate Release
Not Dead Yet of Texas has for the last 3 legislative sessions supported amending the Futile Care language in the
Texas Advanced Directive Act that allows medical professionals to override the wishes of the individual and/or family members.
The time frames in the law give almost no protection to the individual while medical professionals are protected against any
litigation. It is said and true that you get more protections in law on death row in Texas than you do in Texas hospitals.
This very wrenching contentious issue is usually framed as religious zealots vs medical professionals. Not Dead Yet of Texas
believes that in most cases it is a disability/civil rights issue.
We are currently reaching out to ascertain the facts of the Chris Dunn case.
You can reach Not Dead Yet of Texas by emailing him: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info on futility polices check this archive.