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Terminally Ill New Jersey Residents Now Have Another End-of-Life Option

A newly-passed law, the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, will help terminally ill New Jersey residents end their life under their own terms. Widely supported by both the public and advocacy groups, the Act makes New Jersey the eighth state to pass “right to die” legislation. A patient must be deemed capable of making their own decisions; therefore, those suffering from advanced dementia do not qualify. To learn more about a patient’s right to request an end-of-life prescription, read my blog post on our elder care and special needs blog, Peace of Mind.