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A patient tells flip flops between wanting to die and not wanting

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A patient tells flip flops between wanting to die and not wanting to die. How can one make the hospital give the patient more time rather than go ahead with an ethics meeting.
The interested person would have to file a complaint in court requesting that the court determine the patient's legal capacity to make decisions for him/herself.

It may also be possible to contact Maryland Adult Protective Services (1-800-917-7383) and have an investigation commenced immediately. If APS believes that the patient is unable to make decisions for him/herself, and the hospital seems to be interested in terminating the patient's life, then that could be construed as attempted murder, and conspiracy to commit murder.

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