Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, promised a bill proposing a task force to look at possible amendments to the state’s Home Care Act would get a hearing in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
The task force, if approved by the state House and Senate, and approved by the Governor, would study possible amendments to be considered by the legislature in future years -- meaning that any legislative changes would not be considered until early 2016.
A new law modeled after legislation written by the National Right to Life Committee could influence end-of-life decisions in Oklahoma. Critics say the law limits options, while supporters say it prevents doctors from going against the desires of patients and their families.
TULSA, Okla. - University of Tulsa law professor Marguerite Chapman has been studying end-of-life issues in Oklahoma for three decades and has come to a conclusion: "It's getting almost to the point that you need a government permit in order to die in this state."