Oregon to Allow Non-Residents to Access Physician Assisted Suicide

Posted On: Wednesday, April 13th, 2022

Oregon will no longer require people to be residents of the state to use its law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives via physician assisted suicide.

In a settlement filed in U.S. District Court in Portland on Monday, March 28, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Medical Board agreed to stop enforcing the residency requirement and to ask the Legislature to remove it from the law.

Supporters of physician assisted suicide said they would use the settlement to press the eight other states and Washington, D.C., with medically assisted suicide laws to drop their residency requirements as well.

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