Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice: Falsifying Death Certificates could have unintended consequences.
Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director – Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.In its testimony concerning the Connecticut assisted suicide bill H.B. No. 5898, the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice stated that it was neutral on assisted suicide but the section of the bill requiring physicians to falsify death certificates could lead to unintended consequences.The Connecticut Divison of Criminal Justice told the committee examining the bill:Section 9 (b) of H.B. No. 5898 effectively mandates the falsification of death certificates under certain circumstances. It states: “The person signing the qualified patient’s death certificate shall list the underlying terminal illness as the cause of death.” This simply is not