Medication to hasten death of a terminally ill adult

Prescribing medication to assist terminally ill adults to voluntarily hasten their day of death is a felony.

 

Criminal Law §3–102

With the purpose of assisting another individual to commit or attempt to commit suicide, an individual may not:
(1)   by coercion, duress, or deception, knowingly cause another individual to commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide;
(2)   knowingly provide the physical means by which another individual commits or attempts to commit suicide with knowledge of that individual’s intent to use the physical means to commit suicide; or
(3)   knowingly participate in a physical act by which another individual commits or attempts to commit suicide.