Le disposizioni anticipate di trattamento alla luce della L. n. 219/2017

Di Marco Ramuschi -

The aim of this paper is to analyze the institution of «disposizioni anticipate di trattamento», introduced by the recent Law 22 December 2017, n. 219. Especially, the present analysis focuses on the legislation regulated by art. 4 of the aforementioned Law, entitled «Disposizioni anticipate di trattamento». After years of legal vacuum, the legislator finally adopted a law which is able to discipline, in a more or less systematic way, the controversial area regarding the possibility of the individual to establish in advance his own will with regards to specific medical treatments, in anticipation of his potential inability to express self-determination. Furthermore, the present Law allows individuals to display their preventive consensus or refusal towards diagnostic tests and therapeutic choices.