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The act expands the living wills provisions of the Georgia Code to allow the declarant of a living will to authorize the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining measures in the event that the declarant subsequently enters into a coma or persistent vegetative state. The Act also allows life-sustaining measures to be withheld or withdrawn from a pregnant woman as long as her fetus is not viable when the question arises as to whether to withhold or withdraw such life-sustaining measures. The Act further allows health care facilities to provide patients with forms for living wills in accordance with federal law.

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