What Will Happen To My Care If I Reject "Life-Sustaining" Treatments?

If you choose to reject "life­sustaining treatments," your health care provider will be required to respect your wishes and follow your specific instructions or those of your proxy. You will continue to receive all other medical and nursing care, including medication for the relief of pain and discomfort.

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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