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The MSBA's Elder Law & Health Law Sections Present



The Role of Guardians in End of Life Decision-Making: Reflections on the Tschumy Decision and its Implications for Guardians and Health Care Providers

Guardians play extremely important roles within our legal system, and are granted wide ranging authority under Minnesota law, including the legal authority to provide or withhold consent for medical care for an individual under guardianship. How far should this authority extend? The important question of whether a guardian’s authority extends to end-of-life decisions was recently considered in In re the Guardianship of Tschumy, where the court held that a guardian does not have the power to make a decision to terminate life support. The decision, which is now on appeal, presents important and difficult questions for attorneys, guardians and health care providers alike. Please join your colleagues from the MSBA’s Health Law and Elder Law sections for a discussion on the issues raised in Tschumy, featuring the attorneys involved, and the Judge who issued the decision.


Rebecca Egge Moos, Bassford Remele

Robert McLeod, Lindquist & Vennum PLLP

The Honorable Jay Quam, Hennepin County District Court

Charles W. Singer, Attorney at Law

1 hour of Standard CLE credit approved.
The event code is 174505.




Date:   Friday, December 21, 2012

Time:    7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Please join us for breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Location:   The Town & Country Club
300 Mississippi River Blvd. N., St Paul, MN 55104-4927  [Directions/Map]


Health Law or Elder Law Section Member:  $15.00

MSBA Member but not a member of either the Health or Elder Law Sections:  $20.00

Join the Health Law Section and attend this meeting for FREE (You must be a current MSBA member but not a section member. Pay the 12-month section dues and your section membership will expire on June 30, 2013.): $32.00

Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing instructions will be sent by e-mail on Thursday, December 20. Registrations must be received no later than Tuesday, December 18 in order to receive the instructions.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.