Letter to Nevada Committee: Assisted Suicide Bill Protections Are Unenforceable

Posted May 30, 2017 12:25 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Link to the original letter.Margaret DoreMay 29, 2017Nevada Assembly Committee HHS Re: Vote “No” on SB 261 (Assisted Suicide)  The bill merely requires that actions be done in “accordance” with its provisions. This renders ALL patient protections (safeguards) unenforceable. Dear Members of the Committee: I am a lawyer in Washington State, where assisted suicide is legal. Our law is based on a similar law in Oregon. Both laws are similar to SB 261. SB 261 sets forth patient protections in sections 3 through 26.1 The bill also repeatedly says that actions are to be done in “accordance” with sections 3 through 26.2 For example, the bill


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