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Yes. In 1990, the Supreme Court of the United States confirmed that a person’s rights to make choices about medical care are protected by the Bill of Rights. Under New Jersey law, written advance directives for people 18 or over are legal and binding. Hospitals and physicians must honor your advance directive or, in case of disagreement, transfer you to another hospital or physician willing to carry out your wishes.
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