Gov. Shumlin to sign end-of-life choices bill into law - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Gov. Shumlin to sign end-of-life choices bill into law

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

Governor Peter Shumlin will sign Vermont's new end of life legislation into law Monday, nearly 10 years after advocates started their push.

Once signed, the law takes effect immediately.

Several Vermont hospitals say it will take them at least several weeks to create internal procedures for prescribing the lethal medication to terminally ill patients who wish to end their own lives.

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