An appellate court on Tuesday overturned the temporary order issued by a Superior Court judge earlier this month halting implementation of New Jersey’s Medical Aid-in-Dying for the Terminally Ill Act, and the state Supreme Court affirmed the decision the same day.

The Appellate Division’s ruling came down just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, and it reinstates the law, effective immediately, to allow adult, in-state, terminally ill residents to legally request and self-administer medication to end their lives.

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