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Old 03-21-2005, 05:04 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Simplex3
Wrong. The law in FL is that absent the patient being able to express their will their spouse has first say, then any children, then parents, then siblings, etc.

Notice how spouse is first on that list? He LEGALLY HAS THE RIGHT to tell them to pull that tube. He isn't fighting FOR the right, he HAS the right. The fight is to REMOVE his legal right to make that decision for his wife.
Ahh, you are correct.

765.401 Lists actually a Court Assigned Guardian first, not the spouse. Which is what is actually occurring.

However, if you are truly concerned about Florida law, I recommend reading 765.309 as well:

765.309 Mercy killing or euthanasia not authorized; suicide distinguished.--
(1) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to condone, authorize, or approve mercy killing or euthanasia, or to permit any affirmative or deliberate act or omission to end life other than to permit the natural process of dying.


Starving is not a natural process of dying.
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