Taipei mayor encourages people to make living wills and government to enforce them

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/11/07
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je encouraged people to make living wills and the government to establish an clipboard01agency to enforce them during a city council meeting on Monday.

Taipei City Councilor Wu Chih-kang asked the mayor when family members of a deceased citizen have not reached a consensus on how to bury the deceased, whether the Taipei Mortuary Services Office should suspend the cremation regardless whether there is a court ruling.

The medical doctor turned mayor said that he encouraged people to make living wills, which should then be certified by attorneys.

Ko said the deceased are the double disadvantaged because they couldn’t make any decisions after they died and even if they are on life support, family members might have different opinions about the medical treatment.    [FULL  STORY]

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