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North Carolina Euthanasia Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Euthanasia Laws

Code Section90-320(b); §32A-24
Euthanasia Condoned in Statutes?Provisions in the act do not authorize any affirmative or deliberate act or omission to end life other than to permit natural process of dying.
Effect of Withholding of Life-Sustaining ProceduresWithholding life support is not considered suicide or cause of death for civil or criminal purposes.

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