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TERMINAL ILLNESS. PATIENT'S DIRECTIONS REGARDING MEDICAL PROCEDURES. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Permits adults to give revocable written directions authorizing, in cases of established terminal illness or condition, the ending of their life by withholding life-sustaining procedures, as defined, or by providing aid in dying through any medical procedure which terminates life "swiftly, painlessly, and humanely." Sets forth conditions and limitations on directions. Precludes physicians, health professionals, and facilities from civil or criminal liability if measure's requirements followed. Allows physicians to refuse direction to medically end a life if morally or ethically opposed. Declares that dying in manner described not suicide. Contains other provisions. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Will result in minor, if any, administrative cost to the state.
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Terminal Illness. Patient'S Directions Regarding Medical Procedures. California Initiative 422 (1987).