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Title: PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE


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PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE
  • OREGON

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OREGONS COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST
  • PHYSICIAN MAY CHOOSE WHETHER TO PARTICIPATE IN
    PAS
  • PHYSICIAN WHO ELECTS NOT TO PARTICIPATE MAY NOT
    ABANDON PATIENT
  • PATIENT QUALIFICATIONS FOR PAS
  • AGE --- AT LEAST 18
  • RESIDENCY --- ONLY RESIDENTS OF OREGON
  • CAPABILITY --- ABLE TO COMMUNICATE AND FREE OF
    MENTAL ILLNESS OR DEPRESSION
  • VOLITION --- FREE OF COERCION
  • TERMINAL ILLNESS --- 6 MONTHS TO DEATH
  • INFORMED DECISION --- DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS,
    RISKS, ALTERNATIVES
  • TWO ORAL AND ONE WRITTEN REQUESTS
  • 1ST ORAL 15 DAYS BEFORE PRESCRIPTION 2ND ORAL 15
    DAYS AFTER FIRST WRITTEN 48 HOURS BEFORE
    PRESCRIPTION
  • PHYSICIAN INQUIRIES INTO REASON FOR REQUEST
  • TWO WITNESS TO REQUEST NOT PHYSICIAN
  • PATIENT MAY RESCIND AT ANY TIME IN ANY WAY
    REGARDLESS OF MENTAL STATE
  • ATTENDING PHYSICIAN --- OVER ALL RESPONSIBILITY
    FOR PATIENT
  • REFERRAL TO CONSULTING PHYSICIAN REQUIRED
  • TWO FORMS TO OREGON HEALTH DIVISION
  • PRESCRIPTION MUST BE SELF-ADMINISTERED
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