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Oklahoma

Current Status

There is no legislative effort to pass an physician-assisted dying law in Oklahoma.

However, in the 2017 session HB 1495, Death Certificate Accuracy Act, which would require listing “suicide” as the cause of death under an assisted dying law that may pass in the future, has passed in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and is pending in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

History

In January 2015, Representative Steve Kouplen (D-Beggs) introduced HB 1673, the Oklahoma Death with Dignity Act. The bill was referred to the Public Health Committee and did not make it out of there.

The 2015 session was the first time a Death with Dignity bill was considered in the Oklahoma legislature.

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