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Question: what does the law say I must do if my wife dies during the night. we have a living will, power of attorney. donator list and we don't want heroic measures if there won't be s good out come. we want to be cremated (in paperwork) can I just drive her to the hospital etc?

Answer: There is no law to speak of what to do if a spouse dies during the night.  You would most likely want to contact the paramedics if something would happen to either one of you during the night.  If your will is up to date, you have a medical power of attorney and it is documented with your doctor, and you have also notified them of wanting to donate your organs, the hospital and/or dr, would be able to perform their duties as you have specified.  You may want to speak with an attorney to see if there is anything else that needs to be taken care of specifically.

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