To show why the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 7.70.065, Washington's medical decision-making statute should be rewritten, this Comment discusses: (1) the importance of autonomy and self-determination in medical decision-making; (2) the purpose of proxy medical decision-making statutes; (3) Washington's proxy *574 decision-making statute; and, (4) current family demographics. This Comment concludes by proposing a new medical decision-making statute for Washington.
Adrienne E. Quinn, Who Should Make Medical Decisions for Incompetent Adults? A Critique of RCW 7.70.065, 20 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 573 (1997).