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Four assisted suicide bills introduced to Hawaii Legislature
By Andrew Walden @ 3:14 PM :: 7077 Views :: Energy, Environment

Four assisted suicide bills have been introduced in the State House and Senate.  None of them have yet been scheduled for committee hearings. 

The bills can be tracked here: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/

Status:

 

 

HB1165

RELATING TO COMPASSION IN PASSING.

Allows a terminally ill_ competent adult to get lethal dose of medication to end life.  Prohibits mercy killings_ lethal injections_ and active euthanasia.  Requires informed consent.  Allows alternate doctor to replace attending doctor if latter declines to prescribe.  Requires monitor at time of taking dose.

H 1/26/2011: Referred to HLT_ JUD_ referral sheet 2

SAY (BR)

HLT_ JUD

 

HB1383

RELATING TO DEATH WITH DIGNITY.

Allows a terminally ill_ competent adult to get lethal dose of medication to end life.  Prohibits mercy killings_ lethal injections_ and active euthanasia.  Requires informed consent.  Allows alternate doctor to replace attending doctor if latter declines to prescribe.  Requires monitor at time of taking dose.

H 1/26/2011: Introduced and Pass First Reading.

B. OSHIRO_ CHONG_ HANOHANO_ ICHIYAMA_ JORDAN_ C. LEE_ MARUMOTO_ MORITA_ RHOADS_ SAY_ TAKUMI_ THIELEN

 

 

HB1131

RELATING TO MEDICINE.

Provides that the acts or omissions of a physician engaged in the practice of medicine shall not make the physician liable for murder in the second degree or manslaughter even if the act or omission has the secondary effect of advancing the time of death of a patient.

H 1/26/2011: Referred to HLT_ JUD/CPC_ referral sheet 2

B. OSHIRO

HLT_ JUD/CPC

 

SB803

RELATING TO DEATH WITH DIGNITY.

Allows a terminally ill_ competent adult to receive medication to end life.  Prohibits mercy killings_ lethal injections_ and active euthanasia.  Requires informed consent.  Allows alternate doctor to replace attending doctor if latter declines to prescribe.  Provides immunity from civil and criminal liability for acts taken in good faith.  Imposes penalties for unauthorized altering_ forging_ concealing_ destroying_ or exerting undue influence in making or rescinding a request for medication.  Requires monitor at time of taking dose.

S 1/24/2011: Referred to HTH_ JDL.

IGE (BR)

HTH_ JDL

 

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