Bill Summary for S 691 (2013-2014)

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Apr 4 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
Senate Bill 691 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO MAKE IT UNLAWFUL TO ASSIST ANOTHER TO COMMIT SUICIDE.
Intro. by Sanderson, Brock, Cook.

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Enacts GS 14-17.2 in GS Chapter 14 making assisted suicide unlawful. It is unlawful for any person who knows that another individual intends to commit suicide to 1) provide the means by which the individual attempts or does commit suicide; 2) participate in an act by which the individual attempts or does commit suicide; or 3) help the individual plan to commit suicide. This section does not apply to withholding or withdrawing medical treatment. The court may grant injunctive relief under this subsection against any person who is reasonably believed to be in violation (or about to be in violation) of subsection (b) of this section. Also allows for civil damages.  The licensing agency which issued a license or certification to a licensed health care professional who assists in a suicide may revoke or suspend the license or certification upon the receipt of specified evidence. Applies to offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013.

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