Yesterday afternoon, on the floor of the Minnesota Senate (around 3:30:00), Senator Nienow proposed amendment A33 to HF2294 (the Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill). The proposed amendment would require hospitals to disclose a futility policy. The amendment otherwise would not restrict either the existence or content of such policies. The amendment was adopted, but must now go to conference, since it was not in the original house bill.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Medical Futility Legislation in Minnesota
Thaddeus Mason Pope is Director of the Health Law Institute and Professor of Law and at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. <> <> He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology; Adjunct Associate Professor with the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College; and Visiting Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at St. Georges University. <> <> Professor Pope is an internationally recognized expert in bioethics and medical ethics. He has over 120 publications in: leading medical journals, law reviews, bar journals, nursing journals, bioethics journals, and book chapters. He also coauthors the definitive 1500-page treatise The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking.