This law supplements documents and policies used in hospitals, nursing homes and hospices. (For information on advance directives used in these settings, please called the UM Patient Relations Office (7349364330), your state representative, the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan State Medical Society or a senior citizen group). In some cases, people who are terminally ill choose to live out the remainder of their lives at home. When a person dies, a family member often calls an ambulance service, and emergency personnel are required by law to attempt resuscitation. This law allows individuals to avoid unnecessary resuscitation attempts.
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