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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 113 : PATIENT CHOICE AT END OF LIFE

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 5284)
  • § 5284. No duty to aid

    A patient with a terminal condition who self-administers a lethal dose of medication shall not be considered to be a person exposed to grave physical harm under 12 V.S.A. § 519, and no person shall be subject to civil or criminal liability solely for being present when a patient with a terminal condition self-administers a lethal dose of medication or for not acting to prevent the patient from self-administering a lethal dose of medication. (Added 2013, No. 39, § 1, eff. May 20, 2013.)