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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6024

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2438

 

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Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. STEINBERG, 136th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING AID IN DYING FOR TERMINALLY ILL PATIENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to allow a physician to dispense or prescribe medication at the request of a mentally competent patient that has a terminal illness that such patient may self-administer to bring about his or her death.

Statement of Purpose:

To enable terminally ill patients to seek an appropriate means of ending their lives.