Corralling Kevorkian: Regulating Physician-Assisted Suicide in America

63 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2005 Last revised: 16 Oct 2015

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Steve Calandrillo

University of Washington - School of Law

Abstract

This article examines the evolution and history of the development of the right-to-die in America, the ethical considerations surrounding physician-assisted suicide (P.A.S.), and the dangers posed by the rise of managed care. I then explore and analyze efforts to legalize and regulate assisted suicide (Netherlands, Oregon, The Model State Act), and suggest the criteria I believe are essential to include in any P.A.S. regulatory scheme.

Keywords: assisted suicide, suicide, physician-assisted suicide, regulation, kevorkian

JEL Classification: I1, I10, I18, K20, L50, D78. G38, L5, L51, D7

Suggested Citation

Calandrillo, Steve, Corralling Kevorkian: Regulating Physician-Assisted Suicide in America. Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 41-102 (1999). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=693985

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