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On January 17, 2017 Senator Ernie Chambers (I-North Omaha) introduced the Patient Choice at End of Life Act (LB 450).

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History

Senator Chambers first introduced his Patient Choice at End of Life Act in 2016, but it failed by a vote in the House Judiciary Committee.

Nebraska has had several attempts at passing end-of-life legislation dating back to the 1990s.

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/ October 25, 2012

A Revolving Door to Avoid

by Judith Graham The New York Times October 25, 2012 Two weeks ago, Dr. Arif Nazir got a call from a colleague about a 79-year-old woman at an Indianapolis hospital. The cardiologist on the phone explained there was nothing more that could be done for this patient, who had advanced heart failure, chronic lung disease […]

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/ July 28, 2011

Aid in Dying Available Outside Oregon, Too: Advocates for End-of-Life Choices Release Story of Nebraska Man Who Took Life-Ending Medication

PORTLAND, OR – Compassion & Choices (C&C), the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life, today released the story of Alan Hansen of Lincoln, Nebraska, and the peaceful death he achieved with life-ending medication. “Alan deserved to die at the time and place of […]

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/ December 15, 2008

Nebraska Supreme Court to Hear Tolliver Appeal in Early February

The Nebraska Supreme Court transferred an appeal for Tolliver v. Hospice House from the lower Court of Appeals docket in order to examine the case itself, and will hear arguments the week of February 3, 2009. Nebraska trial lawyer Dave Domina and Compassion & Choices Legal Director Kathryn Tucker represent the family of Frances Tolliver, […]

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