Medicating people without consent or against their expressed wish is illegal.

Posted May 14, 2019 5:24 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Medicating people without consent or against their expressed wish is illegal.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe Euthanasia Prevention Coalition regularly receives stories from family members or friends concerning medical decisions.Yesterday I was sent a story from a grieving son whose mother died a few days after she was given medication that she had specifically refused. The issue of consent can be difficult. A person, while competent, will usually be respected when they refuse medication or treatments, but when a person becomes incompetent, their previous expressed wishes are sometimes ignored.This is not the first story I have been sent from a family member or friend concerning medical treatment or medication administered

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