Last updated on: 11/7/2012 2:16:31 PM PST
Maryland Laws on Assisted Suicide
Maryland Criminal Law Code Sections 3-102 and 3-104
§ 3-102. Assisting another to commit or attempt suicide
With the purpose of assisting another individual to commit or attempt to commit suicide, an individual may not:
(1) by coercion, duress, or deception, knowingly cause another individual to commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide;
(2) knowingly provide the physical means by which another individual commits or attempts to commit suicide with knowledge of that individual's intent to use the physical means to commit suicide; or
(3) knowingly participate in a physical act by which another individual commits or attempts to commit suicide.
§ 3-104. Penalty
An individual who violates this subtitle is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 1 year or a fine not exceeding $ 10,000 or both.
Source: Maryland General Assembly, "Maryland Code Online," www.mlis.state.md.us (accessed Nov. 7, 2012)