Living wills will have to specify treatments that patient is refusingBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7447.1035-c (Published 29 April 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1035
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Advance directives—also called living wills—will have to specify clearly the treatments a patient is refusing, under improvements announced last week to legislation which will put them on a statutory footing.
The constitutional affairs minister, Lord Filkin, outlined a range of changes to the Mental Incapacity Bill after recommendations by interest groups and by a parliamentary committee scrutinising the bill.
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