CASEVermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare v. Hoser

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The Vermont Board of Medical Practice and Office of Professional Regulation are reading the state’s assisted suicide law to require health care professionals, regardless of their conscience or oath, to counsel patients on doctor-prescribed death as an option. Although Act 39, Vermont’s assisted suicide bill, passed with a very limited protection for attending physicians who don’t wish to dispense death-inducing drugs themselves, state medical licensing authorities have construed a separate, existing mandate to counsel and refer for “all options” for palliative care to include a mandate that all patients hear about the “option” of assisted suicide.
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Victory for Vermont health professionals after pro-suicide group drops appeal

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Victory for Vermont health professionals after pro-suicide group drops appeal

Compassion & Choices withdraws appeal of court decision that affirmed pro-life physician groups aren’t mandated to counsel, refer for assisted suicide

May 23, 2017 Read More

Vt. health professionals planning next legal steps after decision on conscientious objection to providing suicide info

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Vt. health professionals planning next legal steps after decision on conscientious objection to providing suicide info

Vermont physicians and other health care workers who don’t want to offer suicide as a legitimate option to their patients say they are exploring their legal options in the wake of a federal court’s decision Wednesday to dismiss their lawsuit against Vermont officials in two state agencies.

Apr 05, 2017 Read More

Health professionals to court: Don’t allow Vermont to force us to help kill patients

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Health professionals to court: Don’t allow Vermont to force us to help kill patients

ADF attorney available to media following hearing in federal lawsuit against state medical licensing authorities

Nov 07, 2016 Read More

Health professionals ask court to stop Vermont from forcing them to help kill patients

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Health professionals ask court to stop Vermont from forcing them to help kill patients

ADF attorneys, allied attorney file new motion in federal lawsuit against state medical licensing authorities

Sep 26, 2016 Read More

Vermont health professionals: Don’t force us to help kill our patients

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Vermont health professionals: Don’t force us to help kill our patients

ADF attorneys, allied attorney file federal complaint against state medical licensing authorities

Jul 20, 2016 Read More
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Appellate Court
2nd Circuit order of dismissal and mandate May 22 2017
Trial Court
Consent agreement May 03 2017
Trial Court
Dismissal Order Apr 05 2017
Trial Court
Motion for and brief in support of preliminary injunction Sep 26 2016
Trial Court
Complaint Jul 19 2016

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