Medical Aid in Dying

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HILO — Proposed changes would make Hawaii's aid-in-dying law more accessible for terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.

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In 2018, Hawaii's Legislature authorized residents with a terminal illness, with six months or less to live, the ability to request medical aid in dying prescriptions from their doctor. How many people actually received medication? Did anyone take it? On this edition of The Body Showthe latest on medical aid in dying in the state.


On January 1st, Hawaii’s Death with Dignity law will go into effect. The law allows terminally ill patients to request a lethal prescription to voluntarily end their lives. Including Hawaii, there are now 5 states plus the District of Columbia that allow medical aid in dying.


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The legislative session just passed a bill authorizing medical aid in dying for the residents of Hawaii. What does this mean come January 1st of 2019? Next time on The Body Show, Dr. Kathy Kozak will talk about the logistics, and how this process will be made available in just a few short months.

Medical Aid In Dying: The Legal Issues

Mar 5, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the medical aid in dying measure tomorrow.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, some legal issues were raised during last week’s testimony.

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Feb 28, 2018
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House Joint Committee Hears Medical Aid in Dying Bill

Feb 27, 2018
Wayne Yoshioka

The House Health and Human Services and Judiciary Committees heard public testimony today on medical aid in dying legislation. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

House Health Committee Stops Medical Aid in Dying Bill

Mar 23, 2017
Wayne Yoshioka

The bill to allow medical aid in dying was stopped in a House Committee today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.