For Immediate Release: July 12, 2016
Contact: Elizabeth Converse, Communications Director
Utah House Democratic Caucus
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TOMORROW End of Life Options Heard in Committee
Salt Lake City - TOMORROW, Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck will present information and draft legislation regarding end of life options and medical aid in dying. Presenters will be heard in Health and Human Services Interim Committee beginning at 12:55 pm in Room 445 of the Capitol Building.
Representative Chavez-Houck stated, “This is an opportunity for Utah to be ahead. States across the country are reviewing the same data and proposing similar laws. Other states are tied up in the courts, allowing a single individual to determine what is best for all the citizens of their state. I want a bill that has the compromise and support of fellow legislators and the people of Utah. It is my goal to ensure and protect a patient’s right to determine how the end of their life will be lived.”
Who: Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck
Dr. David Grube, National Medical Director, Compassion and Choices
Dr. Margaret P. Battin, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Medical Ethics, University of Utah
Dr. James Ruble, Pharm. D., J.D.
Carrie Snyder, patient
Janet LeMaire, patient
What: End of Life Interim Study Discussion
Where: Room 445, Utah Capitol Building
When: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 12:55 p.m.