SB 579 waiting period for Death with Dignity

04/09/2019
SB 579 VOTE: NO
Passed

Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB579
Committee assigned to bill:

PASSED HOUSE 6/18

PASSED SENATE 5/20


This bill creates exception under Death with Dignity Act to 15-day waiting period for patient with less than 15 days to live, and if less than two days to live creates exception to two-day waiting period.

Personal Choice and Responsibility
Allows deadly drugs to be prescribed the same day as the diagnosis of a terminal disease is imminent upon two oral requests and one doctor’s approval.

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