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Friday, April 26, 2019

Arkansas Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia Bill Dies

Arkansas Capitol Rotunda
On February 20, 2019, Bill HB 1536, seeking to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia, was filed in the Arkansas House. The bill's title: "To create the compassionate care end-of-life option act; and to exempt the compassionate care end-of-life option act from the definition of 'physician-assisted suicide.'"

On that same date, the bill was read for the first time, rules suspended. The bill was also read for a second time and referred to the House Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor.

On April 24, 2019, the bill died on the House Calendar at Sine Die Adjournment.