H.1991 is a promoted as assuring patient control, which it doesn't do. Key problems include the following:
- Someone else is allowed to speak for the patient during the lethal dose request process.
- The term, "self-administer," allows someone else to administer the lethal dose to the patient
- There is no oversight at the death: Even if the patient struggled against administration, who would know?
- The death certificate is required to be falsified to reflect a natural death, which prevents perpetrators from being prosecuted even in a straight up murder for the money.
Here is a link to my memo explaining the bill's problems in more detail. Even if you are for the concept of assisted suicide, H.1991 is the wrong bill. http://www.massagainstassistedsuicide.org/2015/10/dore-memo-opposing-h1991.html
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Margaret Dore, Esq., MBA
Law Offices of Margaret K. Dore, P.S.
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