Futility of Treatments: Should an Ethics Committee Make Futility Decisions?

This has become a significant issue in NY State as well. The Family Health Care Decisions Act — which took effect on 1 June 2010 — requires ethics review committees to make some decisions. Is it ever appropriate to take medical decision-making out of the hands of patients and physicians?

Here are some resources on the FHCDA:

Additional Information on Medical Futility:


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