Medico Legal Corner
What procedure and safeguard is to be followed if there is no advance medical directive?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta, 12 September 2019
In the landmark judgment titled as “Common Cause versus Union of India, 2018 (5) SCC 1 passed by the Hon’ble Constitution Bench of 4 Judges of the Supreme Court of India, it has held that:“192. It is necessary to make it clear that there will be cases where there is no Advance Directive. The said class of persons cannot be alienated. In cases where there is no Advance Directive, the procedure and safeguards are to be same as applied to cases where Advance Directives are in existence and in addit
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