For the past few years, Michigan has repeatedly seriously considered legislation that would constrain clinician discretion with respect to end-of-life medical decisions. The most recent effort is S.B. 597.
A PHYSICIAN SHALL NOT ISSUE A MEDICAL ORDER, ORALLY OR IN WRITING, TO WITHHOLD OR WITHDRAW LIFE-SUSTAINING TREATMENT FROM A PATIENT OR TO NOT RESUSCITATE A PATIENT WITHOUT FIRST OBTAINING THE CONSENT OF 1 OF THE FOLLOWING:
(A) THE PATIENT
(B) IF THE PATIENT IS A MINOR, A PARENT OF THE MINOR . . .