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- Cruzan V. Missouri Department Of Health (1990)
The U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court held that family members could not refuse life-sustaining medical treatment -- such as a feeding tube -- on behalf of incompetent patients, absent clear and convincing evidence that the refusal was in accordance with the patients' wishes.
- Full text: Cruzan v. Missouri Department of Health (Nolo)