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New York: Medical Society supports MAID Act

Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal’s proposed Medical Aid in Dying Act that would allow terminally ill adults access to assisted dying has been given a seal of approval from the Medical Society of the State of New York. Hoylman-Sigal said, “Now, [the act] has been endorsed by both major physician organizations in New York State, MSSNY and the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. Clearly, a majority of doctors support medical aid in dying, and many palliative and hospice doctors want the ability to have this option for their patients who want it,”

The bill was recently amended to add safeguards to protect people from being pressured into receiving assisted dying.

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