The Oregon Death With Dignity Act of 1994
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The paper relates that the Oregon Death With Dignity Act was first passed by voters in 1994 ("Death", 2008, sec. 1-10), however, following lengthy legal battles intended to prevent the act from being used by patients and/or physicians in Oregon, the act was finally implemented in 1997 ("Death", 2008, sec. 1-10). The paper explains that the purpose of the Oregon Death With Dignity Act is to allow patients that are suffering from a terminal illness to elect to end their lives, and thereby end their suffering. The paper discusses how according to the State of Oregon, the Death With Dignity Act can be considered only by Oregon residents, with physicians that agree to participate in the act, which is optional for all health practitioners that are licensed as either an MD or OD. The paper explains that the act specifies that the individual, after proving proof of Oregon residency, must request to receive a prescription for a lethal does of medicine from a physician twice in a fifteen day period ("Death", 2008, sec. 1-10).
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