Re Hodgkiss (2011) COP 25/8/11

The donor of a Health and Welfare LPA selected Option B, which states that the attorneys have no authority to give or refuse life-sustaining treatment. He then directed as follows: "Attorneys must consent to any life sustaining treatment if I am in a persistent vegetative state." On the application of the Public Guardian this provision was severed as being incompatible with his selection of Option B. The court added that, if the donor had wished to give his attorneys authority to consent to life-sustaining treatment if he were in a persistent vegetative state, he should have selected Option A. [OPG summary - LPA case.]


Summary from OPG section of Justice website.

Title: Re Hodgkiss (an order of the Senior Judge made on 25 August 2011)

Heading: Severance of restrictions relating to life-sustaining treatment

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Summary on OPG section of Justice website . This is a link to an archived version of the web page (archived on 6/10/14).