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Cutting Edge Legal Efforts

Kathryn Tucker, JD , Executive Director of the End of Life Liberty Project and national leader in spearheading creative and effective efforts to promote improved care for people who are seriously ill and dying.
She argued Washington v. Glucksberg before the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to establish a federal constitutional right to choose aid in dying .
The Glucksberg case is widely recognized as prompting widespread a effort to improve end of life care.  Tucker was a lead author of a California law requiring pain management education for physicians, which passed in 2001. Tucker defends physicians who face prosecution for adequate pain management.   Read more about Kathryn Tucker, JD.

New horizon in palliative care: psychedelic medicine for relief of anxiety in terminal illness, status of research and efforts to galvanize changes in law and medicine to enable access.
Aid in Dying governed by standard of care: what has been learned in 10 years of practice in Montana, where the government does not intrude into this practice of medicine as in states which impose statutory restrictions and mandates?
Can veterans choose medical aid in dying while residing in Veterans Homes? Update on the effort of the End of Life Liberty Project to compel Cal Vet to honor the end of life autonomy of these veterans.
What recourse is possible when wishes for end of life care are ignored by providers? Update on new theory to combat this usurpation of autonomy using the Federal False Claims Act.
Can physicians be fired for providing medical aid in dying ?  An update on the  Colorado case where geriatrician Dr. Barbara Morris was fired from a Catholic hospital for offering medical aid in dying to terminally-ill cancer patient Cornelius “Neil” Mahoney.
Mr. Mahoney has filed a lawsuit against Centura Health Corporation asking the court to bar the hospital association from penalizing any doctor who prescribes aid-in-dying medication. Click here to read about it.

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