[327L-18] Construction of chapter. (a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize a health care provider, health care facility, or any other person to end a patient's life by lethal injection, mercy killing, or active euthanasia. Actions taken in accordance with this chapter shall not, for any purpose, constitute suicide, assisted suicide, mercy killing, murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, or any other criminal conduct under the law.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to allow a lower standard of care for qualified patients in the community where the qualified patient is treated or in a similar community. [L 2018, c 2, pt of 3]

 

 

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