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Apr. 5, 2018 – Hawaii Legalizes Physician-Assisted Suicide

“Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed legislation on Thursday [Apr. 5, 2018] to make the island state the eighth U.S. jurisdiction where physician-assisted suicide is legal…

The Hawaii legislation is modeled after the law in Oregon. It allows doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients who are mentally competent and have a prognosis of six months or less to live.

Two doctors must confirm the terminal diagnosis. The patient must make two separate requests for life-ending drugs, with a 20-day waiting period between the first and second request.”