Public Meeting: Doctors Assisting With Life-Ending Procedures

ALBANY – A public meeting Monday will discuss allowing doctors to assist patients in ending their life.
The proposal would require two doctors to sign off on administering life-ending medication to people who are terminally-ill.
This issue has come up before but didn’t receive a vote in the legislature.
The Assembly’s Health Committee will host the meeting.  A second hearing is planned for May 3 in New York City.
Colorado, Washington, Vermont, California, Oregon and Washington, D.C., currently have laws allowing people to seek a doctor’s help in ending their life.

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