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Right to Die laws

Information on the law about Right to DieEuthanasia

Oregon is the only state which explicitly allows for physician assisted suicide of the terminally ill. Several other states have considered statutes similar to Oregon's.

There is considerable diversity among states regarding the handling of the right-to-die issue, but the variance is entirely in the detail. While every state recognizes some form of durable power of attorney or living will, each has added its own character. Many states require state-sanctioned forms, while some allow as little as "some form of communication" to execute or revoke a durable power of attorney or living will.

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