Alicia Ouellette, JD, President and Dean of Albany Law School, in an Oct. 19, 2017 article, "Barriers to Physician Aid in Dying [PAD] for People with Disabilities," published in Laws, stated:

“Some disability rights advocates… support legalization on the ground that it promotes autonomy and independence at the end of life. For proponents, legalization in six states is proving to be an illusive victory. Emerging reports from the states where PAD is legal suggest that people with disabilities may face special and impenetrable barriers when seeking legal aid in dying. This article identifies four such barriers: procedural protections embedded in PAD statutes; physician objection; cost; and a rule pertaining to California veterans.”

Oct. 19, 2017