Artificial life support refers to any medical procedure, treatment, or intervention which sustains,
restores, or supplants a spontaneous vital bodily function. In Wise Law BV’s Health Care Directive
and/or living will, this term does not include artificially administered food and water, or procedures
that are necessary to provide comfort or alleviate pain (including pain-relief medications). Also
known as life-prolonging procedures or life-sustaining procedures.