‘Living Will’ can take effect if a medical board certifies a person incurable: Supreme Court


A person’s advance directive to withdraw medical care to allow him to die with dignity should take effect only when a medical board affirms that his medical condition is beyond cure and irreversible, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said on Wednesday.
The Chief Justice, heading a five-judge Constitution Bench, was responding to a debate on when exactly a person’s ‘Living Will’ or advance directive for end-of-life medical care should take effect.
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