Powers of Attorney

ORS 127.880
Construction of Act


§3.14. Construction of Act. Nothing in ORS 127.800 (Definitions) to 127.897 (Form of the request) shall be construed to authorize a physician or any other person to end a patient’s life by lethal injection, mercy killing or active euthanasia. Actions taken in accordance with ORS 127.800 (Definitions) to 127.897 (Form of the request) shall not, for any purpose, constitute suicide, assisted suicide, mercy killing or homicide, under the law. [1995 c.3 §3.14]
§§ 127.800 to 127.897

Notes of Decisions

Series violates Equal Protection Clause under federal Constitution because defined class is overinclusive and therefore not rationally related to state purpose. Lee v. State of Oregon, 891 F. Supp. 1429 (D. Or. 1995)

United States Attorney General's rule punishing physicians who issue prescriptions under Oregon Death with Dignity Act was invalid intrusion on right of state to determine legitimate medical practices. Oregon v. Ashcroft, 368 F3d 1118 (9th Cir. 2004)

Law Review Citations

74 OLR 449 (1995); 31 WLR 601 (1995); 77 OLR 1027 (1998); 37 WLR 691 (2001); 81 OLR 505 (2002); 41 WLR 863 (2005); 43 WLR 399 (2007); 45 WLR 91, 137 (2008); 91 OLR 457 (2012)


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