The right to die: Hawaii legalized euthanasia for terminally ill people

Hawaii was another state where terminally ill patients will be able to get a fatal dose of medicines.

A corresponding law was signed by the Governor of Hawaii David Aydzh.
«We let terminally ill people who suffer unbearable, make your choice and go with dignity and peace, — said the Governor. — Of course, this will only be possible for patients who are in sound mind and can make a decision.»

The law «about the right to death» to Hawaii have already adopted California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and Washington, D.C. Critics of the law say that such variant will lead to hasty decisions, incorrect diagnoses and a decrease in financial support for palliative care, where terminally ill people to ease the suffering.

But the law has safeguards to prevent abuse. First, the two health care provider needs to confirm the diagnosis, the prognosis, the patient’s ability to make decisions and the voluntariness of his request.

Second, a designated consultant will also determine if there are any conditions that may interfere with the patient make the decision (for example, is not treated whether it is from depression). The patient must make two verbal request for voluntary departure from life with a 20-day break between them. And then in the presence of two witnesses, one of whom must be a relative to sign a written request.