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For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
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For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
Is there any way, while I'm still in my right mind, to include in my will specific instructions to euthanize me when I become too old to take care of myself, need to be placed in a nursing home, or lose my mind via dementia?
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RE: For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
Quote:The basics of Florida's euthanasia-related laws are listed in the table below, with an expanded summary below. See FindLaw's Patient Rights Basics for more related articles and resources.

Code Section 765.309
Euthanasia Condoned in Statutes?    Nothing construed to condone, authorize, or approve mercy killing or euthanasia or to permit any affirmative or deliberate act or omission to end life other than to permit the natural process of dying.
Effect of Withholding of Life-Sustaining Procedures    The withdrawing of life-prolonging procedures from a patient in accordance with any provision of this chapter does not for any purpose constitute a suicide.

What are the Applicable Florida Laws Regarding Euthanasia?

The laws governing advanced health care directives, including euthanasia, are found in Chapter 765 of the Florida Statutes. The specific section regulating euthanasia is section 765.309.

What is an Advanced Health Care Directive?


An advanced health care directive is a written document or oral statement, properly witnessed by another person, which provides instructions concerning any aspect of a person’s health care. They can be particularly important to have in place if a patient later becomes too sick or disabled to express his or her wishes.

Is Euthanasia Condoned in Chapter 765?

No. Nothing in Chapter 765 should be interpreted to condone, authorize, or approve mercy killing or euthanasia or to permit any deliberate act or omission (failure to act) to end life, other than to allow the natural process of dying.

What is the Effect of Withholding Life-Sustaining Procedures?

A person may create a living will that directs medical professions to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging procedures in the event that person has a terminal illness or end-stage condition, or is in a persistent vegetative state. The withdrawing of life-prolonging procedures from a patient in accordance with any provision of Chapter 765 does not constitute a suicide.

As the population in the United States continues to age, euthanasia remains a significant and hotly debated topic. State laws are constantly changing and it’s best to contact a legal professional if you have specific questions. An experienced estate planning attorney can discuss your situation with you and help you prepare an appropriate advanced health care directive.

Florida Euthanasia Laws
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RE: For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
You could also move to a more enlightened state.
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RE: For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
Living will is about as close as you can come with pull the plug options.
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RE: For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
(July 27, 2018 at 7:00 am)mh.brewer Wrote: Living will is about as close as you can come with pull the plug options.

You could pay somebody to hire a hitman for you when the situation arises.
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RE: For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
Dr. Vorlon has just diagnosed you with a polonium deficiency.

Please stop by KGB headquarters to fill your prescription.
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(July 27, 2018 at 8:25 am)Jörmungandr Wrote:
(July 27, 2018 at 7:00 am)mh.brewer Wrote: Living will is about as close as you can come with pull the plug options.

You could pay somebody to hire a hitman for you when the situation arises.

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RE: For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
(July 27, 2018 at 1:45 am)Kit Wrote: Is there any way, while I'm still in my right mind, to include in my will specific instructions to euthanize me when I become too old to take care of myself, need to be placed in a nursing home, or lose my mind via dementia?

bold mine.

You give yourself way too much credit. Big Grin
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RE: For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
(July 27, 2018 at 8:25 am)Jörmungandr Wrote:
(July 27, 2018 at 7:00 am)mh.brewer Wrote: Living will is about as close as you can come with pull the plug options.

You could pay somebody to hire a hitman for you when the situation arises.

You know, the funny thing is, while I don't have a proper will, I do have the idea that if I'm ever in a persistent vegetative state (like Terri Schiavo was) with no chance of recovery, I'd ask to have the plug pulled, and that if it takes too long (once again, like Terri Schiavo, who took 13 days to die after her feeding tube was removed) , the people in charge should hire a hitman to take me out. When you're a morbid teenager with issues with depression (as well as a dying grandmother) coming of age just as the Terri Schiavo case becomes a media circus, you kind of think about these things quite a bit, especially at the time. Admittedly, not so much now, but thinking it over, I'd stand by that idea.
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RE: For those who understand the law better than me (would you want it this way too?)
If I were in a persistent vegetative state, I'm not sure I'd care. If I had locked-in syndrome, on the other hand, I don't know.
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