What Is The Purpose Of This Form?

This law supplements documents and policies used in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices. (For information on advance directives used in these settings, please called the U­M Patient Relations Office (734­936­4330), your state representative, the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan State Medical Society or a senior citizen group). In some cases, people who are terminally ill choose to live out the remainder of their lives at home. When a person dies, a family member often calls an ambulance service, and emergency personnel are required by law to attempt resuscitation. This law allows individuals to avoid unnecessary resuscitation attempts.

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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