13.0808 Mercy killing or euthanasia not authorized—Suicide distinguished.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 13.0808]

(a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to condone, authorize, or approve mercy killing or euthanasia, or to permit any affirmative or deliberate act or omission to end life other than to permit the natural process of dying.

(b) The withholding or withdrawal of life-prolonging procedures from a patient in accordance with any provision of this chapter shall not, for any purpose, constitute a suicide.

History: 2008, PL 30-33.