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Bill Detail: SB24-068

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Title Medical Aid-in-Dying
Status Sent to the Governor (05/03/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors K. Brown (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Health and Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/22/2024

Current law authorizes an individual with a terminal illness to
request, and the individual's attending physician to prescribe to the
individual, medication to hasten the individual's death (medical
aid-in-dying). The bill modifies the medical aid-in-dying laws by:
  • Providing an advanced practice registered nurse with the
same authority to evaluate an individual and prescribe
medication as a physician;
  • Removing the requirement that an individual must be a
resident of the state to access end-of-life options;
  • Adding language specifying that if any end-of-life options
conflict with requirements to receive federal money, the
conflicting part is inoperative and the remainder of the law
will continue to operate; and
  • Reducing the waiting period between oral requests from 15
days to 48 hours, and allowing attending providers to waive
the mandatory waiting period if the patient is unlikely to
survive more than 48 hours and meets all other
The bill also prohibits certain insurers from:
  • Denying or altering health-care or life insurance benefits
otherwise available to a covered individual with a terminal
illness based on the availability of medical aid-in-dying; or
  • Attempting to coerce an individual with a terminal illness
to make a request for medical aid-in-dying medication.

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