Friday, August 16, 2019

Medical Aid in Dying in NJ on Hold

The AP has reported that a judge has temporarily enjoined the NJ Medical Aid in Dying law that went into effect a few weeks ago.  The hearing is scheduled for October according to the story, New Jersey’s medically assisted suicide law put on hold. 

"The order means that New Jersey’s recently enacted measure cannot be enforced by the state attorney general and comes in response to a lawsuit brought by a doctor practicing in the state... [who argues in the lawsuit] that immediate and irreparable damage will probably result in view of the fact that if its enforcement is not immediately enjoined, New Jersey citizens can actually begin dying.”  The plaintiff, a doctor, contends "that the law is an affront to religious doctors [and] the law violates constitutional rights as well as common law barring suicide."

Stay tuned.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/2019/08/medical-aid-in-dying-in-nj-on-hold.html

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