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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. Mack

Judge 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 Law

Background 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.



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