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CANHR v. Chapman (Epple, 1418.8) Case, What Should Nursing Homes Do?

A few weeks ago, I summarized the recent holding of the Alameda County Superior Court in CANHR v. Chapman.

This is a significant decision that materially impacts how treatment decisions are made for incapacitated patients without available authorized surrogates.  

Karl Steinberg just wrote a powerful and scathing criticism of the final order.  “I fear that the amount of personal suffering that will occur as the result of this ill-advised decision will be much worse than we can currently envision, but I hope I am wrong.”

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