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Posted over 2 years ago.

No Durable Power of Attorney for Health care specifying that artificial nutrition and hydration be withheld. She only h ad a Guardian.

John Maurice Holcomb
John Maurice Holcomb, Personal Injury Lawyer - Hamilton, OH
Posted over 2 years ago.

OK, then the next question is whether or not a guardian is empowered to withhold artificially-supplied nutrition and hydration. I do not know the answer to this, but it should be a simple point to rersearch.

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Posted over 2 years ago.

Yes the guardian has rights to health related care over the seemingly incoherent patient. However, when the patient left the hospital who provided the artificial feeding assistance IV, does the nursing home have a duty to continue is method, if the patient is unable to be feed, is this just part of basic care? I am not sure if the guardian requested the IV not be continued, however can anyone make this kind of decision, which would lead the patient to die?