Michigan Legalization of Lethal Medication to Terminally Ill, Proposal B (1998)
|Voting on Assisted Death|
|Not on ballot|
The proposal sought legalize the prescription of lethal medication to the terminally ill.
|Proposal B (Assisted Suicide)|
Official results via: The Michigan Secretary of the State
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
The proposal would:
1) allow a Michigan resident or certain out-of-state relatives of Michigan residents confirmed by 1 psychiatrist to be mentally competent and 2 physicians to be terminally ill with 6 months or less to live to obtain a lethal dose of medication to end his/her life;
2) allow physicians, after following required procedures, to prescribe a lethal dose of medication to enable a terminally ill adult to end his/her life;
3) establish a gubernatorially appointed, publicly-funded oversight committee, exempt from Open Meetings Act and whose records, including confidential medical records, and minutes are exempt from Freedom of Information Act;
4) create penalties for violating the law.
- 1998 Ballot Measure Election Results via The Michigan Secretary of the State
- List of Michigan constitutional amendment votes from 1966-2008