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H 44 - Life Ending Prescriptions for Terminally Ill Patients - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (63-82) - (Key vote)

Title: Life Ending Prescriptions for Terminally Ill Patients

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients.

Highlights:
- Authorizes that all request for medication shall be witnessed by at least 2 individuals who aren’t the attending physician, a relative, or entitled to anything from the estate of the patient [sec. 2] - Provisions in contracts/wills are not valid when relating to medication that will hasten death [sec. 2] - Participation by health care provider is voluntary [sec. 2]. - Clarifies that nothing in the bill shall be construed to authorize a physician or any other person to end a patient’s life by lethal injection, mercy killing or active euthanasia [sec. 2]
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Life Ending Prescriptions for Terminally Ill Patients

Sponsors

  • David E. 'Dave' Zuckerman (VT - P) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • William N. 'Bill' Aswad (VT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard W. 'Rick' Hube (VT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daryl L. Pillsbury (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
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