An assisted dying bill will be introduced in the Nevada State Legislature in 2017.
In the 2015 session the Nevada legislature considered SB 336, Patient Self-Determination Act, introduced by Senators David Parks (D-Las Vegas), Ben Kieckhefer (R-Washoe), and 5 co-sponsors on March 16, 2015. The proposed bill failed to make a committee deadline after the Health Committee chair refused to schedule a hearing for it.
Senator Parks has stated he is motivated to pass a Death with Dignity law in Nevada from personal conversations and interactions he has had with people who have cared for family with terminal illnesses.
- Death with Dignity National Center’s March 16, 2015, press release about the introduction of SB 336