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1994 Task Force Report Still Holds True

By Anthony Pivarunas, MD Traditional medical ethics, as stated in the Hippocratic Oath, as well as in most state laws, prohibit a physician’s involvement in assisted suicide. Public opinion in the U.S. is divided on this issue, even with the Supreme Court stating there is no...

Court of Appeals hears arguments on physician-assisted suicide | Newsday

By Yancey Roy ALBANY — Judges on New York’s top court voiced skepticism Tuesday about establishing a right to physician-assisted suicide while questioning how the state can ban that but allow a person to refuse medical treatment. In oral arguments before the Court of Appeals, an advocacy...

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New York Court of Appeals Has Life-Saving Opportunity

Albany, NY – On May 30, 2017, the New York Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of Myers v. Schneiderman. In this case, the plaintiffs argue that the state’s ban on assisted suicide violates the New York State Constitution. The New York...

N.Y.’s highest court to hear ‘aid in dying’ appeal

by Claire Hughes As proponents of medical aid in dying continue to push for legislation to let New York doctors prescribe a lethal dose of medication to terminally ill patients, the state's highest court will hear arguments Tuesday in a case involving three terminally ill patients...

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NY’s highest court to weigh physician-assisted suicide lawsuit

By Yancey Roy ALBANY — New York’s highest court will hear arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit that seeks to effectively undo the state’s statute against physician-assisted suicide. [caption id="attachment_756" align="alignleft" width="300"] New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is shown. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Drew Angerer[/caption] An advocacy group, “End...

New York Appeals Court To Hear Case on Doctor Aid in Dying

The state contends the legislature should decide whether doctors are allowed to prescribe fatal doses of medications to terminally ill people By Zolan Kanno-Youngs   [caption id="attachment_737" align="alignleft" width="450"] Eric Seiff is one of the plaintiffs arguing doctors should be able to prescribe a fatal dosage of medication....

N.Y. lawmakers signal they won’t act on doctor aided suicide bill

Legislation that would legalize physician assisted suicide in N.Y. is unlikely to be taken up by state lawmakers in 2017, pols indicated. By Glenn Blain ALBANY - Legislation that would legalize physician assisted suicide in New York is unlikely to be taken up by state lawmakers in...

Legislative leaders throw cold water on aid in dying’s chances this year

Bill to allow for what critics call assisted suicide likely faces a long road ahead By Matthew Hamilton, Capitol bureau ALBANY — Both state legislative leaders were bearish on Tuesday about the chances that what supporters call "medical aid in dying" will win approval from lawmakers before...

Assisting Suicide Distorts Doc’s Duty

BY JOHN RHEE New York Daily News May 1, 2017 "It’s my life; why won’t you just let me die?” We had spent much time together during the weeks on my psychiatry rotation and had grown fairly close. Yet it wasn’t our bond that made her words so hard...