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Urban policy -- Oregon -- Portland -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Politics and government -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Social conditions -- Periodicals


Repeals Measure 16, adopted by voters in 1994. That law:

  • Allows terminally ill adult Oregon residents voluntary informed choice to obtain physician's prescription for lethal drugs when physicians predict patient's death within 6 months.
  • Requires 15-day waiting period; 2 oral, 1 written request; second physician's opinion; counseling for patients with impaired judgment from depression.
  • Gives health care providers immunity from civil, criminal liability for good faith compliance.
  • Permits person choice whether to notify next of kin.
  • Allows health care providers to refuse to participate

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 79, No. 20

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