There is no legislative effort to pass an physician-assisted dying law in Oklahoma.
However, a proposed bill, HB 1495, Death Certificate Accuracy Act, introduced on January 19, 2017, would require listing “suicide” as the cause of death under an assisted dying law that may pass in the future.
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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