There is a very strong case that existing New Zealand law does not preclude a doctor providing a mentally competent, terminally ill patient with the means to achieve a peaceful death, according to a University of Otago law professor and a US lawyer well known for advocacy for such patients.
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DRLC maintains specialized programs that focus on areas of pressing concern to the disability community. Our client base includes people with all types of disabilities; people affected by cancer and HIV; children and students with disabilities; medically fragile children and people with terminal illness.
DRLC practice areas include:
Cancer Rights Program
Civil Rights Program
- Community Advocacy Program
- Disability Litigation Program
- Education Advocacy Program
- HIV Law and Policy Project
- Inland Empire Program
End of Life Choice
- End of Life Liberty Project
- Right to receive appropriate supportive and palliative care
- Right to effective and aggressive pain and symptom management
DRLC does not provide legal representation on the following types of cases: Criminal, Employment, Domestic Violence, Personal Injury, Consumer Fraud, Bankruptcy, Evictons or Foreclosures, Applications or Appeals for Public Benefits, Wills/Estates/Trusts/ Conservatorships.
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