HB 505 - Prohibits Physician-Assisted Suicide - Montana Key Vote


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Title: Prohibits Physician-Assisted Suicide

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Vote to pass a bill that prohibits physician-assisted suicide.


  • Prohibits an individual from aiding or soliciting another individual in committing suicide, including physician-assisted suicide (Sec. 1).
  • Defines “physician-assisted suicide” as any act by a physician of purposely aiding or soliciting another individual to end the individual’s life, including prescribing a drug, compound, or substance, providing a medical procedure, or directly or indirectly participating in an act with the purpose of aiding or soliciting suicide (Sec. 1). 
  • Specifies that receiving the consent of the individual seeking assisted suicide does not exempt the individual assisting in the suicide from prosecution (Sec. 1). 
  • Exempts end-of-life care in which a dying individual receives pain-relieving medication that may incidentally hasten death from the provisions of this bill (Sec. 1).