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Bill to let dying patients take own lives is deferred

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    Throughout the hearing, some lawmakers questioned whether it was fraudulent to list the underlying medical condition, such as cancer, as the cause of death on one’s death certificate, as opposed to a lethal overdose of drugs, as stipulated in the bill.

A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain prescriptions for lethal doses of medication is dead for the year after the House Health Committee deferred the measure. Read more

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