Vermont becomes the fourth US state to permit euthanasia

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Vermont becomes the fourth US state to permit euthanasia
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Cosmic Observer
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:54 am
 

 

Vermont becomes the fourth US state to permit euthanasia

May 14 2013 14:46

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House of Representatives of the US state of Vermont passed a bill allowing euthanasia for the terminally ill patients, reported local media on Tuesday. Thus, Vermont will become the fourth state where euthanasia is permitted.

In compliance to the provisions of the document, terminally ill patient, who according to doctors will not live more than six month’s, shall have the right to demand administration of drugs, leading to death. However, the bill has a number of reservations, in particular, in order to get the permission for euthanasia there has to be an expert opinion of at least two doctors, a psychiatrist, and a 17-day waiting period before euthanasia, only after which the deadly drug is administered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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