The Canadian Press

2013-10-18 | SCOC-Rasouli

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The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that doctors cannot unilaterally decide to withdraw life support without the consent of the patient, their family members or a substitute decision maker. The case involved 61-year-old Hassan Rasouli, who had been kept alive on a ventilator and feeding tube since brain surgery in 2010 went wrong. Canadian Press reporter Colin Perkel had this report.

Date: 2013-10-18
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 34 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << in its five two decision the top court ruled against two doctors who want to end life support for sixty one year old house on risk to leave his wife parish sheriff's Lassell is delighted with the decision saying it does show some consciousness I am how people have almost five am all he wants the Supreme Court says Ontario's consent and capacity board not the courts is where decisions on withdrawing life support should be made Colin ProPublica ADN press Toronto >>

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