Colorado Aid-in-Dying Proponents Submit Signatures
Proponents of allowing terminally ill patients to request life-ending medication submitted more than 160,000 signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Colorado End of Life Options delivered the signatures to the secretary of state’s office last week. It takes 98,492 valid signatures to qualify for the ballot. Proponents believe they have submitted enough signatures to provide a cushion to qualify. The effort would impact terminally ill adult patients with a prognosis of six months or less to live. Two physicians would need to confirm the prognosis, patients would need to be mentally capable, the medication would need to be self-administered, two oral requests separated by 15 days and a third written request would be needed, and patients would have the right to rescind the request at any time.
Source/more: Cortez Journal
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