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Hawai’i: Law HB650 expands access to MAID

Compassion and Choices reports that thanks to the persistence of Dr. Chuck Miller and many advocates in Hawai’i, Gov. Josh Green, on June 6, signed into law HB 650, a bill that improves the Our Care, Our Choice Act in 3 ways: 1) It reduces the mandatory waiting period from 20 to 5 days, 2) allows the Attending Provider to waive the waiting period if the patient is unlikely to survive, and 3) allows APRNs to practice as both the Attending and Consulting Providers. This will make medical aid in dying much more accessible to so many terminally ill Hawaiians.

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