Assisted Suicide Laws By State - July 1998

Legalized under state statute:


Criminalized under state common law:

Alabama, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia

No law prohibiting physician-assisted suicide, and have abolished common law criminal language:

North Carolina, Utah, Wyoming

Criminalized under state statute:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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