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Vermont Approves Physician-Assisted Suicide

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Vermont is now the fourth state to allow physician-assisted suicide.

Governor Peter Shumlin signed legislation Monday allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients.

It's now up to the state's Health Department to implement the rules. For the first three years of the law, patients will be required to state three times that they wish to die: one of which must be in writing.



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