Someone Else Is Allowed to Administer the Lethal Assisted Suicide Dose to the Patient

Posted July 11, 2017 11:50 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Someone Else Is Allowed to Administer the Lethal Assisted Suicide Dose to the Patient

This article was published by Choice is an Illusion on July 10, 2017Margaret DoreBy Margaret Dore, Esq., MBAThe South Dakota measure allows someone else, such as a doctor or family member, to administer the lethal dose to a patient. This is true for three reasons:1. The Measure Merely Says That the Patient “May” Self-Administer the Lethal DoseThe measure says that a patient may self-administer the lethal dose.[1] There is no language that administration “must” be by self-administration.[2]2. Generally Accepted Medical Practice Allows Someone Else to Administer Medication to a PatientThe measure describes the lethal dose as “medication.”[3] Generally accepted medical

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