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Assisted Suicide

Judge dismisses assisted-suicide complaint

HELENA — A state judge has dismissed a complaint against the state Board of Medical Examiners over a position paper about assisted suicide that a group says implies the practice is legal in Montana.

December 15, 2013 10:37 amLoading…

Assisted-suicide dispute back in court

HELENA — The dispute over physician-assisted suicide was back in court Wednesday, as an organization seeks to have a state judge strike the Board of Medical Examiners' policy on the practice.

June 12, 2013 4:45 pmLoading…

Fight over assisted suicide moves back to court

HELENA — The fight over physician-assisted suicide in Montana is moving back to the courtroom after the Legislature failed this session to clarify that the practice is specifically legal or illegal.

May 08, 2013 1:59 pmLoading…
Montana Senate rejects physician-assisted suicide bill

Montana Senate rejects physician-assisted suicide bill

HELENA — The Montana Senate has rejected a measure that would have made it illegal for doctors and caregivers to help terminally ill people kill themselves.

April 15, 2013 2:47 pm Related Loading…
Montana Senate agrees to debate assisted suicide ban

Montana Senate agrees to debate assisted suicide ban

HELENA — The Montana Senate is deciding to allowing debate on two measures that had been stuck in committee

April 11, 2013 3:17 pm Related Loading…
Montana House panel debates penalties for assisted suicide

Montana House panel debates penalties for assisted suicide

HELENA — Outlawing physician-assisted suicide in Montana would protect the elderly from being abused and keep the integrity of the medical profession intact, supporters of a bill to ban the practice told lawmakers Wednesday.

February 20, 2013 12:28 pm Related Loading…
Panel tables physician-assisted suicide bill

Panel tables physician-assisted suicide bill

HELENA — A Senate committee is again tabling a measure that aims to bring clarity to physician-assisted suicide in Montana.

February 13, 2013 6:10 pm Related Loading…

Medical board won't change assisted-suicide policy

HELENA — The Montana Board of Medical Examiners has rejected a request to strike its policy on physician-assisted suicide that opponents criticize as too permissive.

November 16, 2012 12:58 pmLoading…

Bill to set rules for physician-assisted suicide in Montana fails

HELENA — Lawmakers tabled a bill Thursday that would have established rules for physician-assisted suicide — setting up a situation where Montana could remain in limbo under a 2009 court ruling that doesn't specifically prevent doctors from getting criminally charged in such cases.

February 10, 2011 1:23 pmLoading…

Assisted suicide issue hits Montana Legislature

HELENA — Lawmakers were asked Monday to either set guidelines for physician-assisted suicide in the wake of a high court ruling or ban it altogether.

February 09, 2011 10:17 amLoading…

Assisted suicide, marijuana, health care on tap this week at Legislature

HELENA — Assisted suicide, medical marijuana and more attempts to block health-care reform are among the items on tap this week at the Montana Legislature.

February 06, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Terminally ill Montanans have chosen death

HELENA — More than one terminally ill Montanan has ended his or her life since last year when the Montana Supreme Court upheld a ruling allowing doctors in Montana to prescribe life-ending medicine for the terminally ill.

April 09, 2010 11:51 am Related Loading…

Montana doctors won’t rush into assisted suicide

HELENA — It could be a while before Montana doctors are willing to help terminally ill patients die, despite the recent state Supreme Court decision that nothing in state law prevents physician-assisted suicide.

January 13, 2010 12:15 amLoading…

Doctors won't rush into assisted suicide

HELENA — It could be a while before Montana doctors are willing to help terminally ill patients die, despite the recent state Supreme Court decision that nothing in state law prevents physician-assisted suicide.

January 10, 2010 11:55 am Related Loading…
McGrath: State will appeal right-to-die ruling

McGrath: State will appeal right-to-die ruling

UPDATED 5 p.m.

December 08, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…
McGrath: State will appeal right-to-die ruling

McGrath: State will appeal right-to-die ruling

Late Friday, state District Judge Dorothy McCarter of Helena issued a ruling in favor of a terminally ill Billings man, Robert Baxter, above, who had fought for the right to end his life with physician-prescribed medications.

December 08, 2008 11:00 pmLoading…

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