The decision was announced by a five-judge Costitution bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices AK Sikri, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan.
Supreme Court says that living will be permitted to any patient only when his/her family members will permit who sought passive euthanasia. The top court has said the guidelines will remain effective till a law is in place.
Either the patient can draft a living will, stating his life should not be prolonged by putting on a ventilator, once he slips into an incurable coma, or the close relatives can get approval for a passive euthanasia, that is withdrawing life-saving devices or medicines.
In the event of the executor becoming terminally ill with no hope of recovery, the physician treating the patient after informing the executor/his guardian about the nature of illness and consequences of alternative forms of treatment will set up a hospital medical board.
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Minakshi Biswas, research scholar and expert on euthanasia, said however that there are many factors to be considered before allowing passive euthanasia. India's law commission in its 241st Report titled "Passive Euthanasia- A Relook" had proposed that a legislation be enacted on "Passive Euthanasia".
The term "passive euthanasia" is defined as the withdrawal of life support, treatment or nutrition with the deliberate intention to hasten a terminally ill-patient's death.
Protection to medical practitioners and competent patients: If a patient suffering from terminal illness refuses medical treatment, he will not be liable for an offence under the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
It can be remembered that a journalist had sought court's permission for her friend Aruna Shanbhag from Karnataka, who was in a vegetative state following a sexual assault in Mumbai.
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Active Euthanasia is legal only in a very few countries but many countries allow passive euthanasia in specific circumstances.
The couple is dismayed at not being eligible for it as they do not suffer from ant terminal illness.
The 2011 judgement had put the onus on doctors to petition to withdraw life support, under the supervision of the courts.
The Supreme Court has framed strict guidelines and formed a medical panel for passive euthanasia. July 15, 2014: A five-judge bench commenced hearing on the plea, issued notices to all states and union territories and appointed senior advocate TR Andhyarujina as an amicus curiae.
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