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On April 12, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, P.L.2019, c.59 (to be codified as N.J. Stat. Ann. 26:16-1, et. seq.), (the “Act”) making New Jersey the eighth jurisdiction in the country (including the District of Columbia) to allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives in a humane and dignified manner. Effective Aug. 1, 2019, terminally ill adult residents of New Jersey may legally request and self-administer medication to end their lives.

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