Ohio Euthanasia Laws
Euthanasia, often referred to as "mercy killing," is the taking of another's life who is terminally ill or otherwise ready to die. Only a couple of states allow physician-assisted suicide, but most states allow the withdrawal of life-preserving interventions, such as respirators and feeding tubes. Ohio euthanasia laws allow for this type of withholding of life-sustaining treatments without the fear of homicide charges.
Learn more about Ohio euthanasia laws and related matters below. See FindLaw's Patient Rights section for related articles.
|Code Section||2133.12(A), (D)|
|Euthanasia Condoned in Statutes?||Euthanasia, mercy killing, or assisted suicide is not condoned or authorized by Ohio law.|
|Effect of Withholding of Life-Sustaining Procedures||Death of any patient resulting from withholding life-sustaining treatment does not constitute suicide, murder or any homicide offense for any purpose.|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Ohio health care attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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