informed decision

  • "Informed decision" means a decision by a qualified patient, to request and obtain a prescription to end his or her life in a humane and dignified manner, that is based on an appreciation of the relevant facts and after being fully informed by the attending physician of:

    (a) His or her medical diagnosis;

    (b) His or her prognosis;

    (c) The potential risks associated with taking the medication to be prescribed;

    (d) The probable result of taking the medication to be prescribed; and

    (e) The feasible alternatives, including, but not limited to, comfort care, hospice care and pain control.

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