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Colorado Edition: An Election, A Lawsuit and a Moratorium


Colorado's End of Life Options Act is unique from other states with similar laws in a big way: the law prohibits health care facilities from punishing doctors who choose to, or choose not to, provide this care to patients. That made it surprising when Centura Health fired a doctor at the end of August for attempting to get an end-of-life prescription for a patient -- a decision that has now set off a federal court battle. Matthew Wynia, the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, joined us to discuss this in more detail.
 

KUNC, Sept. 11, 2019

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