House Bill 150
148th General Assembly (2015 - 2016)
House Health & Human Development 5/28/15
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEATH WITH DIGNITY.
This act will allow a competent terminally ill patient the ability to request medication to end the patient’s life. The bill clarifies the procedures necessary for making the request, such as but not limited to: the receipt of counseling, a physician’s evaluation, the passage of a waiting period, and the completion of a formally witnessed request for such medication. The bill further provides the right to rescind any request for such medication; as well as immunity for persons participating in good faith compliance with the procedures.
Takes effect upon being signed into law