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Chris Dunn – Careful Use of TADA Medical Futility Dispute Resolution

While the Chris Dunn lawsuit against Houston Methodist questions the very constitutionality of the Texas Advance Directives Act, it is worth noting that the hospital does appear to have employed the TADA dispute resolution mechanism carefully.


For example, a review of the affidavits by Cheney and Moore shows a number of family meetings before the process was formally invoked.  Later, when looking for a transfer, Houston Methodist contacted more than 60 other facilities.

Source: bioethics.net, a blog maintained by the editorial staff of The American Journal of Bioethics.

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