Patient Choice and Control at End of Life

Patient Choice and Control at End of Life provides Vermont residents with terminal disease the option to be prescribed a dose of medication to hasten the end of their life. This option requires the participation of a Vermont physician.

Physicians and patients must adhere to a process laid out to provide immunity for patients and health care providers who wish to take steps under the law. No patient, physician, or pharmacist may be required to participate in activities under the statute. Every step must be voluntary.

Forms for Patients and Physicians

The following forms are provided by the Department of Health to assist patients and physicians in undertaking the mandatory reporting requirements. The use of these forms is not mandatory.

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Vermont Law and Related Rules

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Resources and Information

Vermont Ethics Network

National Institutes of Health

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