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Aid in Dying in Montana: A Decade of Practice Following Baxter v MontanaIndustries :: Healthcare
Aid in Dying in Montana: A Decade of Practice Following Baxter v Montana
8:30 AM
University of Montana
Date and Time
Fri, September 6, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM MDT

Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Room 201
32 Campus Drive
University of Montana
Missoula, Montana 59812


The Montana Supreme Court decided Baxter v Montana in 2009, opening the door to the practice of Aid in Dying (AID) in Montana, in a manner that left the legislature latitude to regulate or prohibit it. Legislators have introduced both sorts of measures but none have been enacted in the decade since. Accordingly, AID is governed by the Baxter decision, which sets the framework for eligibility and physician practice, but otherwise leaves the practice to standard of care. This is a very different approach to AID than in states that impose a complex regulatory statute.

This symposium brings together clinicians, attorneys, jurists, policy makers, family member survivors of dying patients, and researchers to review and discuss the decade of AID practice in Montana and the lessons which can be gleaned, which may inform other states considering standard of care governance of AID.

For a full agenda and list of speakers, visit www.umt.edu/AID

Admission is free for members of the public and University of Montana faculty, staff and students. Early-bird admission is $40 for lawyers seeking CLE and healthcare professionals; early-bird rate ends August 6. After August 6, admission is $50 for lawyers seeking CLE and healthcare professionals. Continuing legal education (4.25) credits from the Montana State Bar have been approved, including one ethics credit.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: University of Montana
Address: 32 Campus Dr, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: N/A

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