Monday, January 21, 2019

NY Court Orders Death Certificate Changed After Religious Objections To Brain Death Test

Hamodia reports that a New York state trial court judge has ordered Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital to change the date on the death certificate of an Orthodox Jewish patient in order to accommodate the family's religious objection to brain death as a definition of death. The patient, Yechezkel Nakar, was transferred to a nursing home after the declaration of brain death. He stopped breathing there some three weeks later.  Normally medical insurance will not cover treatment after a death certificate has been issued.