Last updated on: 11/9/2012 8:49:25 AM PST
Utah Laws on Assisted Suicide
Utah does not have a specific law regarding euthanasia or physician-assisted suicide and does not recognize common law. The "Advance Health Care Directive Act" includes the following:
75-2a-122. Effect of act.
The Advance Health Care Directive Act created in this chapter does not:
(1) create a presumption concerning the intention of an adult who has not made or who has revoked an advance health care directive;
(2) authorize mercy killing, assisted suicide, or euthanasia; or
(3) authorize the provision, withholding, or withdrawal of health care, to the extent prohibited by the laws of this state.
Source: Utah State Legislature, "Utah Code," www.le.utah.gov (accessed Nov. 9, 2012)