Physician Assisted Suicide Act (634)
A resolution to define the public health and safety position of the government of the Kodiak Republic.
The General Assembly of the Kodiak Republic,
DEFINES, for the purpose of this resolution, “physician-assisted suicide” occurs when a physician facilitates a patient’s death by providing the necessary means and/or information to enable the patient to perform the life-ending act;
RECOGNISING that the right of a patient to decide the terms of their end when given a diagnosis that fundamentally suggests a terminal prognosis of a patient’s medical state shall not be infringed upon;
FURTHER RECOGNIZING that physician-assisted suicide is fundamentally incompatible with the physician’s role as healer, a new medically licensed practitioner would instead execute the desires of a terminally ill patient to prevent any ethical dicotomy of the role a physician as a healer.
1. ESTABLISHES that within the sovereign borders of the Kodiak Republic, a citizen of the Republic can relinquish their medical right to a physician if given a terminal prognosis state of health.
2. PROHIBITS any accredited physician from relinquishing their role of healer and executing the act of a physician-assisted suicide as defined.
3. DECLARES that a new executioner practitioner licensed office is to be created to execute the duties of a physician-assisted suicide.
4. REQUIRES the patient or patient’s legal representative to waive any rights to life or damages caused by the practitioner’s actions upon request of physician-assisted suicide.
This is the first draft, proposed to the office of the President by the Zobrana Secretary of Health & Human Safety Mikael Dahl
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