From the 2005 News Archive
Teach-In on Advanced Directives April 7th at 1:00pm
Could Schiavo happen in Maryland?Have there been similar cases here?What is Maryland law on advance directives and termination of life support?
You're invited to attend a panel discussion that will address these questions.
When: Thursday, April 7th 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Ceremonial Courtroom
Panelists:Professor Chris Brown
, represented Deanna Mack, the wife of Ronnie Mack, a man in a persistent vegetative state, in the Maryland case of Mack v. MackJudge John Fader
, Senior Judicial Fellow at the School of Law and trial court judge in the case of Mack v. Mack Associate Dean Diane Hoffmann
, a primary author of the Maryland Health Care Decisions Act
Anita Tarzian, PhD, RN, Bioethicist and Coordinator of the Maryland Health Care Ethics Committee Network
, an initiative of the Law & Health Care Program
at the School of LawBackground reading materials:Mack v. Mack
, 329 Md. 188 (1993)In re Guardianship of Schiavo
, 780 So.2d 176 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2001)Schiavo timeline and links to all court documents in the case
Pizza and informal discussion will follow in the atrium.