DESPITE ATTACKS ON ELDERLY AND THOSE WITH DISABILITIES, OKLAHOMA ENACTS BAR TO DISCRIMINATORY INVOLUNTARY DENIAL OF TREATMENT

By Burke J. Balch, J.D., director, National Right to Life’s Powell Center for Medical Ethics Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on April 26 signed into law the Oklahoma Nondiscrimination in Treatment Act after it passed the state Senate 41-2 and the House 85-11. When it takes effect November 1, if a patient or the patient’s legal …

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