CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — A contentious bill that would allow medical-aid-in-dying in Nevada is headed for Governor Joe Lombardo's desk after passing out of the state Senate and Assembly on Wednesday afternoon.
SB239 would allow mentally competent and terminally ill adults with six months or less to live the option to end their life on their own terms.
Currently, ten other states, plus Washington, DC, have similar legislation. This is the fifth time a "Right to Die" bill has been brought forth in Nevada and the first time it's made its way to the governor's office.
According to an advocacy manager for Compassion and Choices, a governor has never vetoed a medical-aid-in-dying bill. We haven't received any word on what Lombardo plans to do next.