• Vt. House to give final approval to aid in dying
    By
     | May 01,2013
     

    MONTPELIER — The Vermont House is expected to give final approval to a bill that would allow Vermont doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it.

    The likely final passage of the bill sets up a clash with the state Senate, which passed a different proposal.

    The differences are over how involved the state should be in monitoring the dying process.

    The House version contains several safeguards, including waiting periods totaling 17 days, the requirement that the patient be deemed mentally competent and make the request three times, once in writing, as well as others.

    The Senate version removed civil and criminal liability for health professionals and family members when a terminally ill patient takes a lethal dose of medication.

    MORE IN This Just In

    BARRE — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Cabot man, alleging he altered a check... Full Story

    Vermont Technical College recently announced a new initiative to set new annual enrollment... Full Story

    The publication Accounting Today recently gave national media coverage to Davis & Hodgdon... Full Story

    More Articles
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS