Kansas to give parents more say in children's critical care
April 7, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is taking steps to give parents more control over medical decisions about life-extending care for their disabled or critically ill children with a new law that supporters hope becomes a model for other states.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill Friday that will prevent hospitals and physicians from instituting do-not-resuscitate orders or similar directives for children if one parent objects. The new law takes effect July 1.
The law was a priority for Kansans for Life, an influential anti-abortion group that also lobbies against assisted suicide and on...