On this blog, Professor Thaddeus Pope tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility and the limits on individual autonomy at the end of life.
"Surveyors found that Froedtert violated the patient’s rights under the PSDA because the “hospital failed to notify patient of the hospital’s Medical Futility Policy prior to implementing the policy.”When do hospitals give appropriate notice? Five minutes before the order writing, 24 hours, at time of admission?Not sure of threshold.ThanksBrad
Since this is a limit of rights under state law, PSDA would require disclosure of at least the policy's 'existence' at time of admission.The policy itself should be provided once apparent that it might be invoked.
Post a Comment