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  • US: California Governor Signs Landmark Right-To-Die Law

    Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-s...ght-to-die-law

    California Governor Signs Landmark Right-To-Die Law
    October 05, 2015 5:06 PM ET
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    April Dembosky

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday, allowing terminally ill patients to obtain lethal medication to end their lives when and where they choose...

    ...The new law requires two doctors to determine that a patient has six months or less to live before prescribing the drugs. Patients must be physically able to swallow the medication themselves and must have the mental capacity to make medical decisions...
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