Medical aid in dying is a growing areas of health law that addresses questions in both bioethics and law.
This program examines the nationwide legal landscape, including:
1) the requirements for patients to qualify for medical aid in dying,
2) the constitutional challenges to those requirements and the potential effects of those outcomes on additional states’ legislation, and the bioethical concerns that arise with such legislation, including
1) potential harm to patients,
2) potential coercion, and
3) the slippery slope from medical aid in dying to euthanasia.