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ADVANCE DIRECTIVE? OR LIVING WILL?

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Jeff NuckolsAdvance Directive? Or Living Will?

By: Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

Over the past few months you might have read about the battle over who would control the medical care of radio legend Casey Kasem, and more recently over the questions of whether food, hydration, and medication should have been withheld from Mr. Kasem and who should have controlled that decision. Sadly, perhaps mercifully, Casey Kasem passed on June 15, 2014, but reading and talking about the conflict over Mr. Kasem’s care might have you thinking about a living will.