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Title: Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that bars the practice of assisted suicide and euthanasia and promotes palliative care as a means to lessen the pain of the terminally ill.
- Allows health care workers to prescribe pain relievers that previously required a special license to distribute.
- Strengthens provisions that protect doctors from prosecution if they legally prescribe pain medication that results in the death of the patient.