physician-assisted suicide http://wamc.org en Vermont Senate Moves Modified Assisted Death Bill to House http://wamc.org/post/vermont-senate-moves-modified-assisted-death-bill-house <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont Senate has passed a physician-assisted suicide bill and moved it to the House chamber.&nbsp; But the amended bill is substantially different than the original bill presented to lawmakers.<br><br>The Vermont Senate passed the “Patient Choice and Control at End of Life” bill late Thursday. It grants immunity from criminal or civil liability to health care professionals and family members when treating or helping a terminally ill patient who decides to end their own life.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57957 at http://wamc.org Vermont Senate Moves Modified Assisted Death Bill to House Assisted Death Bill Clears Vermont Senate Panel http://wamc.org/post/assisted-death-bill-clears-vermont-senate-panel <p></p><p></p><p>A bill that would allow Vermont doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients who request it has cleared its first legislative hurdle.<br><br>The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 5-0 on Friday to approve the legislation, dubbed "end-of-life choices" or “death with dignity” by supporters and "physician-assisted suicide" by opponents. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57048 at http://wamc.org Assisted Death Bill Clears Vermont Senate Panel Backers say Data Show Assisted Death Good Policy http://wamc.org/post/backers-say-data-show-assisted-death-good-policy <p></p><p></p><p>Backers of legislation that would allow Vermont doctors to help terminally ill patients end their own lives say experience in other states shows the policy to be a good one.<br><br>Oregon and Washington have laws on the books allowing what backers call death with dignity and opponents call physician-assisted suicide. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 56694 at http://wamc.org Backers say Data Show Assisted Death Good Policy