Minn. court says guardians can make end-of-life care decisions

07/30/2013 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

A Minnesota Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling that said legal guardians cannot make end-of-life care decisions for patients. The court said physicians and medical ethics committees are capable of evaluating a ward's long-term prognosis and advising a guardian on end-of-life decisions, so additional court involvement was "inconsistent with the Supreme Court's recognition of a private, medically based model of decision-making.”

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