Re: Oregon's assisted suicide law upheld
Oregon's law has several safeguards against abuse. Not only must the patient request the meds from their physician, another physician must review the medical records to confirm that the patient likely has less than 6 months to live and receiving adequate pain relief, and the patient must meet with a Psychiatrist who confirms that the patient is of sound mind and acting of their own volition. It isnít easy.
Many patients who receive the meds die without taking them.