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This draconian bill would punish doctors for practicing good medicine and giving their suffering patients choices at the end-of-life," said Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee, a nurse and physician assistant for 25 years before becoming a private attorney and a Chief Petitioner of the first-in-the nation 1994 Oregon Death with Dignity Act.
The proposal is the same as the Oregon Death with Dignity law that has been in effect for 14 years.
Our first example, hospice A, conceptualizes the professional and patient actions permitted by the Oregon Death with Dignity Act as a form of "physician-assisted death.
Nor incidentally, in a challenge that eventually failed, did the Oregon Death With Dignity Act of 1994, violate any known constitutional right in permitting physician-assisted suicide (at issue in a collateral case that had already begun to make its way up the judicial ladder from the state of Oregon).
First, the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, although first passed in 1994, did not become law until October 1997 after judicial injunctions were lifted.
Voters approved the Oregon Death With Dignity Act in 1994 and again in 1997.
Physician assisted suicide has recently gained some legitimacy within the medical and mental health communities as a possible option for persons suffering from diseases such as Lou Gerhigs, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and HIV (American Counseling Association [ACA], Association for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Issues in Counseling, Coalition of Mental Health Professionals, Washington State Psychological Association, 1996; National Association of Social Workers [NASW], 1994; Oregon Death with Dignity Act, 1999; Slome, Mitchell, Charlebois, Benevedes, & Abrams, 1997; Werth, 1996).
The Oregon Death with Dignity Act: A guidebook for health care providers.