Legislative Update: New Death With Dignity Law Passed
Ethan R. Okura
Recently, the Hawaii State Legislature passed a bill that gives terminally ill patients an option to take prescription medication that will cause them to pass away peacefully in their sleep. This was known as House Bill 2739, the Our Choice, Our Care Act, which was signed into law by Governor Ige on April 5th, 2018.
This is still a controversial topic in many states as, historically, suicide was illegal under English Common