Category Archives: futility

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

National Council on Disability Will Consider Proposal to Address Health Care Decisions Policies that Threaten the Lives of People With Disabilities

The National Council on Disability met on May 6th at the Ed Roberts Campus in San Francisco.  This is a presidentially appointed Council that advises the Administration on disability policy.  The Council always offers opportunities for public comment, and NDY has been asking NCD to help lead efforts to address abuses in health care decisions … Continue reading National Council on Disability Will Consider Proposal to Address Health Care Decisions Policies that Threaten the Lives of People With Disabilities

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

NDY quoted in Pew Trusts’ Stateline: New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation

This week, the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline carried an article entitled “New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation.”  The measure described is Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST), sometimes also called Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST).  According to the National POLST Paradigm website, POLST originated in 1991, and 14 states had adopted it by … Continue reading NDY quoted in Pew Trusts’ Stateline: New End-of-Life Measure Quietly Sweeps the Nation