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Dealing With Difficult End-Of-Life Treatment Decisions

Rapid advances in technology enable the preservation of life beyond its natural means. The Patient Self-Determination Act and the passage of Act 169 in Pennsylvania help to address these technological advances and provide guidance to individuals regarding their right to accept/refuse medical treatment and/or execute an advance health care directive. Providers are often confronted with legal and ethical challenges regarding end-of-life treatment decisions, such as the withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining treatment.

The attorneys at Latsha Davis & Marshall, P.C, help providers develop practical responses to these challenges, including the establishment of ethics committees. We also are sensitive to conscientious objections and possible moral constraints in instituting policies on the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment, particularly nutrition and hydration.

Carefully Preparing Policies And Procedures

Our lawyers assist providers in developing policies and procedures regarding health care treatment decisions and advance health care directives that are compliant with state and federal law.

For a confidential consultation, you can reach our Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, office by calling 717-620-2424; our Exton, Pennsylvania, office by calling 610-524-8454; our Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office by calling 856-231-5351; and our Maryland office by calling 410-727-2810. You can also contact our firm online.

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Latsha Davis & Marshall P.C.
1700 Bent Creek Boulevard, Suite 140
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 717-620-2424
Fax: 717-620-2444
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