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Pennsylvania Euthanasia Laws

Explanation of Chart and More Information on Euthanasia Laws

Code Section20 §5402; §5410
Euthanasia Condoned in Statutes?Mercy killing, euthanasia, aided suicide is not condoned, authorized, or approved; nor is any affirmative or deliberate act to end life other than defined by this Act.
Effect of Withholding of Life-Sustaining ProceduresWithholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in accordance with this chapter shall not constitute suicide or homicide.

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