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Oregon Ends Residency Requirement for Physician-Assisted Suicide

Terminally ill people will no longer be subject to a residency requirement to seek physician-assisted suicide in Oregon.

Compassion & Choices, a national advocacy group, sued Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Medical Board settled in the U.S. District Court in Portland on Monday, agreeing to stop enforcing the residency requirement and to ask the legislature to edit the law. The group plans to pressure the eight other states and DC with aid-in-dying programs to lift their residency requirements.