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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 113 : PATIENT CHOICE AT END OF LIFE

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 5292)
  • § 5292. Statutory construction

    Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize a physician or any other person to end a patient's life by lethal injection, mercy killing, or active euthanasia. Action taken in accordance with this chapter shall not be construed for any purpose to constitute suicide, assisted suicide, mercy killing, or homicide under the law. This section shall not be construed to conflict with section 1553 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pub.L. No. 111-148, as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Pub.L. No. 111-152. (Added 2013, No. 39, § 1, eff. May 20, 2013.)