Aid- in- dy­ing bill’s hear­ing is post­poned

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - By Pa­trick McGreevy

post­pone the hear­ing … to July 7th,” Wolk said in a state­ment. “We hope that SACRA­MENTO — The dur­ing this time, mem­bers au­thor of an aid- in- dy­ing bill of the com­mit­tee can take post­poned a sched­uled more time to con­sider the hear­ing on the mea­sure this bill care­fully.” week be­cause it lacked The mea­sure, ti­tled the enough sup­port to pass a End of Life Op­tion Act, was key com­mit­tee. al­ready ap­proved by the

State Sen. Lois Wolk ( Ds­tate Se­nate. It is mod­eled Davis) agreed to de­lay a vote af­ter a voter- ap­proved law on her bill in the Assem­bly that took ef­fect in Ore­gon in Health 1997.Com­mit­tee un­til next month. The pro­posal Wolk’s bill, SB 128, would would al­low ter­mi­nally ill paap­ply to re­quests by tients to end their lives with men­tally com­pe­tent adults drugs pre­scribed by a docwith six months or less to tor. live.

“At this point, we feel that with­out the cer­tain votes in the Assem­bly Health Com­mit­tee to­day, it is best to pa­trick. mcgreevy @ latimes. com Twit­ter: @ Mc­Greevy99

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