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Oklahoma Requires Provision of Futile Treatment

Posted May 17 2013 8:00am
Many states are working to find ways to permit or encourage clinicians to avoid providing non-beneficial treatment.  In contrast, Oklahoma has specifically mandated that clinicians provide non-beneficial treatment, if that is what the patient's surrogate wants.  

I blogged about the Oklahoma law here .  I posted a copy of the law here .  Elsewhere, I have explained that Oklahoma's Nondiscrimination in Treatment Act makes Oklahoma a "red light" state as far as medical futility disputes.  I am pleased to see some more press coverage , indeed informed quality coverage, of this new law.

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