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Bill Would Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide In Nevada

Nevada State Senator David Parks (D) - Dist. 7  and State Senator Ben Kieckhefer (R) - Dist. 16, have put forth a bill that would make doctor-assisted suicide legal in the state. 

The Nevada Independent reports that currently patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness are permitted to decline life support or resuscitation.

Senate Bill 261 would allow doctors to prescribe a fatal dose of a controlled substance to a Nevada resident if that patient is 18 or older and has a terminal illness diagnosed by two or more doctors.

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The patient would have to be considered competent and informed about the prognosis, and make three separate requests for the substance to end his or her life.