Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Nevada Governor Vetoes Medical-Aid-In-Dying Bill

On Monday, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo vetoed (full text of veto message) S.B. 239 (full text) which would have authorized physicians and advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe medications which a patient certified to be terminally ill could self-administer to end his or her own life. The Governor said in part:

Fortunately, expansions in palliative care services and continued improvements in advanced pain management make the end-of-life provisions in SB 239 unnecessary.

KLAS News reports on the governor's action.