Terminal patients given OK to administer lethal drugs

January 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Jan2009, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p9
The article reports that a measure allowing terminally ill patients to request and self-administer lethal medications prescribed by a physician was approved by Washington state voters, according to the American Hospital Association (AHA). The measure, which was approved by 59% voters, state that a physician with primary responsibility for the patient's care must determine that the patient has an incurable disease expected to cause death within six months.


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