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New Jersey is one step closer to legalizing medically-assisted suicide after a Senate committee voted to approve the bill on Thursday, February 7. According to NorthJersey.com , the bill would allow a terminally ill, mentally competent, adult resident of New Jersey to request and use a prescription for lethal medication.
It's not as easy as just asking for the medication though. The patient would have to ask for the medication three times, twice orally and once in writing, and two people would have to witness the written request. Additionally, two physicians would have to confirm that the person had less than six months to live. Once completing all of the aforementioned, the person would then have to self-administer the medicine.
Read the NorthJersey.com story here .