90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0948
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Short description: 
REQUEST FOR DEATH WITH DIGNITY                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Death with Dignity Act.   Establishes  procedures  by      
   which  a terminally ill patient may request cessation of hydration and      
   all medical procedures to prolong life in order to enable the  patient      
   to  end  his  or  her  life in a dignified and humane manner.  Imposes      
   duties on the patient's attending physician.   Provides  for  immunity      
   from civil and criminal liability and professional disciplinary action      
   for  acting in good faith compliance with the Act.  Makes it a Class 1      
   felony (i) to alter or forge a patient's request under the Act  or  to      
   conceal  or  destroy  a  patient's  rescission of a request or (ii) to      
   coerce or exert undue influence on a patient  to  make  or  destroy  a      
   request.  Requires the Department of Human Services to collect certain      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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