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New Jersey Euthanasia Laws

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Code Section26:2H-77; 26:2H-54
Euthanasia Condoned in Statutes?No one has the right to or is authorized to practice active euthanasia.
Effect of Withholding of Life-Sustaining ProceduresWithholding or withdrawing of life-sustaining treatment pursuant to an advanced directive for health care when performed in good faith shall not constitute homicide, suicide, assisted suicide, or active euthanasia.

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