Chronic Kidney Disease Was Not End-Stage Medical Condition

Although the incapacitated person was unable to make or communicate medical decisions, and was suffering from stage 5 chronic kidney disease that may ultimately end in death, he did not have an “end-stage medical condition” within the meaning of 20 Pa.C.S. §5422 and so the court was without power to authorize the withholding of life-sustaining treatment by the plenary guardian of the person. Estate of R.C., 12 Fid.Rep.3d 297 (Chester O.C. 2020).

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