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Advance Directives for Oral Food and Fluids

I have written about how the new Nevada advance directive form specifically permits individuals to direct the forgoing of food and water by mouth. 

"Oral fluids and nutrition must be offered as tolerated. If I become unable to safely accept oral fluids and nutrition, I desire the following measures to be taken in regard to providing artificially administered fluids and nutrition, for example IV's or feeding tubes (initial ONE choice below):"...