Seven US states have legal physician-assisted suicide, six via legislation and one via court ruling. Five states--California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington--have issued reports on the states' PAS programs. Each state tracks and reports results very differently, making comparisons difficult.
While DC, Hawaii, and Montana also have legal physician-assisted suicide, they have not yet issued reports. And, Montana does not have a reporting framework in place because the state became legal via a court ruling rather than legislation.
*Because Colorado does not separate deaths from PAS drugs from other deaths, the % of prescriptions used number has been calculated from an average of the other states, and the number of PAS drug deaths calculated from that average and the number of PAS prescriptions written.
**The number of PAS program deaths includes people who took the PAS drug(s) and died as a result; people who obtained prescriptions but died from their diseases; and people who took the PAS drug(s) but ultimately died of their disease rather than the drug.