Can I Authorize My Patient Advocate To Decide To Withhold Or Withdraw Food And Water Administered Through Tubes?

Yes. If you wish to give your patient advocate power to have tube feeding withheld or withdrawn in the event you become terminally ill or permanently unconscious, you should state this in the document or in a living will.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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