There is a provision in the new health care law requiring people who do not want certain medical examinations or procedures to get a psychiatrist’s confirmation of their mental capacity. The Constitutional Court struck down this clause, because they consider the requirement to obtaining the professional opinion of a psychiatrist to be a restriction of a person’s right’s to their own decisions.
Furthermore, the Court has expanded personal sovereignty rights to the point where people can refuse medical treatment in advance, especially in the event of being terminally incapacitated. For example, if you got in a car accident, which put you into a long-term coma, this ruling would let you decide in advance if you would want to pull the plug in a terminal situation such as this.
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|Kenneth G. Marks has been practicing personal injury law since he was admitted to the California Bar in 1981.www.KmarksLaw.com|