Alaska’s Death Panels?

Some health care providers in the State of Alaska are abusing terminally ill patients and denying care based on a presumption of statutory authority for a doctor to unilaterally place DNR orders on patients against their own will, and that of their families. Backed by the expertise of so-called “ethics committees” acting as death panels, these institutions have empowered doctors in their employ to play God, and apparently there is no recourse. The Alaska Health Care Decisions Act offers immunity to health care providers against charges of assisted suicide, or homicide, in such cases.

By Editorial Staff, ago