Rasouli Capacity Case – Supreme Court Denies Motion to Quash Appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has denied the motion of Mr. Rasouli’s family to quash the appeal by his medical practitioners seeking to overturn an order denying doctors the ability to discontinue life support without consent of Mr. Rasouli’s substitute decision-maker or an order of the Consent and Capacity Board.  The appeal will proceed in December.

Background to the case can be found here.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/top-court-to-set-rules-on-ending-life-support-for-vegetative-patients/article2435737/

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