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Maryland Euthanasia Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Euthanasia Laws

Code SectionHealth-Gen. §§5-611 and 5-614
Euthanasia Condoned in Statutes?Nothing in this subtitle should be construed to condone, authorize, or approve of 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.
Effect of Withholding of Life-Sustaining ProceduresWithdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining procedures in accordance with this subtitle shall not for any purpose be considered to be a suicide.

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