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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)