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Family backs decision not to do CPR

SACRAMENTO — An elderly woman who died after a nurse at her independent living apartment refused to provide CPR had chosen to live in a facility without medical staff and wanted to pass away without life-prolonging intervention, her family said Tuesday.

Lorraine Bayless’s family said in a statement they do not plan to sue the facility where the 87-year-old woman died last week.

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