16 Mar Assisted suicide bill introduced in Nevada Senate
Terminally ill patients could voluntarily end their lives with doctor-prescribed medication under a bill introduced Monday in the Nevada Senate.
Senate Bill 261, introduced by Sen. David Parks, D-Las Vegas, allows a patient over 18 years old to request life-ending drugs if their conditions are terminal and likely to result in death within six months. At least two doctors would have to verify the diagnosis.
The patient must be a Nevada resident and mentally competent to make the life-ending decision. It would also require the patient be able to self-administer the drugs.