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June 20, 2013 at 6:14 PM

More patients, doctors using Washington’s Death with Dignity Law

Since Washington’s Death with Dignity Act took effect in March, 2009, the number of patients using it to acquire lethal medication, and the number of doctors prescribing it, has grown slowly but steadily. In 2010, the first full year for the law, which allows adult residents of Washington with six months or less to live…

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