Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hawaii Could Be the Seventh State to Allow Medical Aid-In-Dying

Expected to pass in the Senate, Hawaii’s House has approved a controversial medical aid-in-dying measure.  (House Bill 2739)  The measure allows a physician to prescribe life-ending medications to terminally ill, but mentally capable, patients with less than six months to live.  The patient must be capable of taking the medication themselves, only physicians may prescribe the medications, and a mental health consultation is required beforehand. 

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