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OPINIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT
FILED WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
NOTICE - MEDIA RELEASE TIME IS 10:00 A.M.
A12-2179 In re the Guardianship of: Jeffers J. Tschumy, Ward.
Court of Appeals.
1. Even though this appeal may be technically moot, the court has jurisdiction to resolve the appeal because the matter raised is functionally justiciable and presents an important public issue of statewide significance that the court should resolve immediately.
2. The power of a guardian to consent to necessary medical treatment for a ward under Minn. Stat. § 524.5-313(c)(4)(i) (2012), includes the power to consent to the removal of a ward from life support systems when all interested parties agree that removal is in the ward’s best interests.
Affirmed. Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea.
Dissenting, Justice G. Barry Anderson.
Dissenting, Justices David R. Stras and Alan C. Page.
Took no part, Justice Christopher J. Dietzen.
In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Rebecca Lee Lawler, a Minnesota Attorney,
Registration No. 387496.
Supreme Court. Disbarred. Justice Alan C. Page.
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