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.