Category Archives: futile care

Not Dead of Texas Issues Statement on Chris Dunn “Futility” Case

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 … Continue reading Not Dead of Texas Issues Statement on Chris Dunn “Futility” Case

New Futility Case in Texas

It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything on it, but futile care policies have been an area of concern for NDY and other disability rights groups for many years. Things have been quiet for awhile, which isn’t really good news. We only hear about futile care issues if a family goes public – reaching … Continue reading New Futility Case in Texas

Diane Coleman Presents Comments on Futility at July 25 Mtg of National Council on Disability

Many apologies for the delays in getting this out.  Last week, there were many activities and events to mark the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  One of those events was a meeting of the National Council on Disability.  Here’s the description and info from last week’s press release … Continue reading Diane Coleman Presents Comments on Futility at July 25 Mtg of National Council on Disability

Not Dead Yet Submits Written Comments to IOM Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee

As folks who read this blog already know, the Institute of Medicine’s Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee sets aside a portion of its meeting agenda to receive public comments.  At the Committee’s second public meeting, held at Stanford on May 29, DREDF’s Marilyn Golden attended to provide public comments. Not Dead Yet previously submitted written input … Continue reading Not Dead Yet Submits Written Comments to IOM Transforming End-of-Life Care Committee

NDY President Diane Coleman Submits Comments on Futile Care Policies to National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability (NCD) “is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of fifteen Presidential appointees , an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff.” … Continue reading NDY President Diane Coleman Submits Comments on Futile Care Policies to National Council on Disability