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2015 Regular Session



Richard E. Israel and Roger "Pip" Moyer Death with Dignity Act

Sponsored by:

Delegate Pendergrass


In the House - Hearing 3/06 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)

Synopsis:Authorizing a qualified patient to request aid in dying by making specified requests; prohibiting an individual from requesting aid in dying on behalf of a patient; requiring a written request for aid in dying to meet specified requirements; establishing specified requirements for witnesses to a written request for aid in dying; requiring a written request for aid in dying to be in a specified form; requiring an attending physician who receives a written request for aid in dying to make a specified determination; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Pendergrass, Anderson, Angel, B. Barnes, Barve, Carr, Cassilly, Cullison, Dumais, Ebersole, Fraser-Hidalgo, Frick, Frush, Gilchrist, Hammen, Hettleman, Jameson, Kaiser, Kelly, Korman, Kramer, Lam, McIntosh, A. Miller, Moon, Morales, Oaks, Pena-Melnyk, Platt, Reznik, S. Robinson, Rosenberg, Smith, Vaughn, A. Washington, West, C. Wilson, and K. Young
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0676
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2015
Health and Government Operations
Broad Subject(s):Public Health
Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Health Occupations
Narrow Subject(s):Assisted Living -see also- Group Homes
Civil Actions -see also- Small Claims
Contractors -see also- Heating & Cooling; Home Improvement
Contracts -see also- Land Installment Contracts; Procurement
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death
Drugs -see also- Controlled Dangerous Sub; Substance Abuse
Good Samaritan
Health -see also- Mental Health
Health Care Facilities -see also- Clinics; Hospices; etc
Health Insurance -see also- HMOS; Managed Care Organizations
Health Occupations -see also- specific health occupations
Hospitals -see also- Clinics; State Hospitals
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Leases and Rent
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
Mental Health
Nursing Homes -see also- Continuing Care; Long-Term Care
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Physicians -see also- Dentists; Med Exmnrs; Psych; etc
Records -see also- Land Records; Vital Records
Vital Records
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc
Statutes:Article - Criminal Law
(3-102, 3-103)
Article - Health - General
(5-6A-01 through 5-6A-16)

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November 20, 2015 7:21 P.M.