Vt. Groups Can't Wage Doc Assisted Suicide Suit, Judge Says

Law360, New York (April 6, 2017, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A lawsuit brought by two nonprofits, which sought to protect health care providers who do not wish to comply with Vermont’s physician assisted suicide law, was dismissed without prejudice on Wednesday by a Vermont federal judge for lack of standing because no one has been prosecuted for refusing to comply.

In a case brought by the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations against members of the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and other state officials, U.S. District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford was asked to weigh whether doctors, nurses and pharmacists who objected to physician assisted...

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July 19, 2016

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