The Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. Sections
12101 provides that necessary and appropriate rehabilitation services and
physical/motor skill therapy may not be denied a substantially disabled patient
in the United States of America.
Cf 28 CFR, Ch 1, Subpart B, Sect
35.130 States "Nothing in the Act or this part
authorizes the representative or guardian of an individual with a disability to
decline food, water, medical treatment, or medical services for that
FS § 744.474 (2) requires
that the guardian protect the rights of the ward, provide for her health and
safety, properly manage her financial resources and help her regain her
abilities to the maximum extent possible.
Terri has the right to receive "palliative care" which is the
comprehensive management of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and
existential needs of the patient. FS. § 765.102.
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