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Name: Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-12 [H.R. 1003]).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Medical care and sickness benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-04-30
Entry into force:
Published on: United States Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1997-06, No. 4, pp. 111 STAT. 23-30
ISN: USA-1997-L-47044
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=47044&p_lang=en
Bibliography: United States Code Congressional and Administrative News, 1997-06, No. 4, pp. 111 STAT. 23-30
Abstract/Citation: Prohibits the use of Federal funds to pay for services which relate to assisted suicide, mercy killing, or euthanasia. Also prohibits the use of Federal funds for advocacy or legal activities which support assisted suicide. Section 7 specifies that Medicare and Medicaid rules pertaining to advance directives would not require a health care provider or organization to inform or counsel any individual about assisted suicide. Furthermore, this section clarifies that Federal law does not require providers or organizations to follow the provisions of an advance directive which directs the purposeful causing of death.

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