Proponents hail Vt. assisted suicide billMay 20,2013The Associated Press
MONTPELIER — Proponents of a plan that will allow Vermont doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients says the implementation of the new law will trigger a broad range of improvements in end-of-life medical care.
Dick Walters of the group End of Life Choices says he doesn’t think the law Gov. Peter Shumlin is due to sign Monday will cause many people to take advantage of it.
The legislation will take effect as soon as Shumlin signs the bill, less than a week after the Vermont House gave it final passage.
Waters says his organization, which worked to help pass the legislation, will shift to helping to implement the law.
The group has formed a transition team to provide support for groups that will be implementing the law.MORE IN This Just In
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