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State law gives individuals the right to make advance directives concerning their health care - for example, in times when they are unable to make decisions. The state must also insure that others do not make decisions a person does not request.
Recently, federal and state policy makers have been debating how to ensure that laws protect privacy while allowing valid research uses of medical information. Carolina faculty members believe researchers should always obtain subjects’ informed consent, and attempt to balance society’s needs with patients’ rights.
Many individuals wish to make their own choices about the medical care and health treatment they receive. This is especially so for preparing for situations in which they will be unavailable to speak for themselves.