By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director. Kansans for Life Recent posts have revealed the facts surrounding secretly placed “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) orders without parental notice or consent that resulted in the deaths of Simon Crosier and Megan Barnes. Testimonies from both families, as well as detailed testimonies from other families and supportive physicians and researchers, …Continue reading "Faces & Facts behind Simon’s Law: Simon’s dad speaks"
By Kathy Ostrowski, Legislative Director, Kansans for Life Simon’s Law, Kansas Senate Bill 437, would require parent permission before a minor is coded as a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) and would also require hospitals and other medical facilities, upon request, to disclose any existent “futility” policies. (See more here.) This is the latest in a series from …Continue reading "The Faces & Facts behind Simon’s Law: Megan"
By Kathy Ostrowski, legislative director, Kansans for Life A medical form targeting the elderly and chronically ill is being heavily pushed in Kansas by the Center for Practical Bioethics. However, a new formal opinion from the Kansas Attorney General, Derek Schmidt, verifies that in two distinct areas the form contravenes current statutes that protect …Continue reading "Kansas Atty General: TPOPP form contravenes state laws"