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House sends anti-assisted suicide ban to governor

The Idaho House has concurred with the Senate and voted to ban assisted suicide in Idaho. The measure, Senate Bill 1070, passed the House 61-8.  It now heads to Gov. Butch Otter’s desk for consideration. Idaho hasn’t necessarily had a … Continue reading

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House committee approves assisted-suicide ban

Idaho doesn’t have any laws preventing doctor-assisted suicide, but that could soon change.  Members of the House State Affairs Committee voted 18-0 to approve a ban on the practice. The measure, a plan proposed by David Ripley of Idaho Chooses … Continue reading

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Doctors could be protected when telling ITD that patients shouldn’t drive

Idaho lawmakers approved legislation that could encourage doctors to tell state officials when their patients shouldn’t be on the road. The law, backed by the Idaho Medical Association which represents doctors, would shield doctors from retribution, including potential lawsuits or … Continue reading

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House committee kills plan to regulate doctors’ name tag size and wording

The House Commerce Committee killed a bill Tuesday that would have given the state government the power to regulate wording on doctors’ name badges and advertisements. The vote came down along party lines, with Republicans opposing it and Democrats supporting … Continue reading

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Idaho Chooses Life pushes restrictions on abortion, assisted suicide

An Idaho Senate panel moved forward with two plans from the anti-abortion rights group Idaho Chooses Life (ICL) that would ban assisted suicide and prevent abortion from being part of medical plans in the federal health care reform. Legislation outlawing … Continue reading

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Idaho could outlaw assisted suicide

Idaho state lawmakers are looking to make it a felony to help someone commit suicide. The move is intended to ward off efforts to legalize physician-assisted suicide, including for people with terminal illnesses. Washington and Oregon have similar laws on … Continue reading

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Doctors’ group backs Minnick

The Idaho Medical Association (IMA), which represents doctors across the state, is endorsing Congressman Walt Minnick in his re-election bid. “He consistently reflects the values of his constituents and has shown the courage to vote accordingly,” said IMA CEO Susie … Continue reading

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Proposal would help doctors tell ITD about bad drivers

The Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday approved legislation that could shield physicians from lawsuits, disciplinary procedures, or other formal complaints if they act in good faith in recommending that a patient should not be driving. Doctors can assist families struggling to … Continue reading

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Lawmakers looking to expand immunization registry

Idaho lawmakers are trying to improve the state’s low vaccination rate by switching the state’s immunization database from an opt-in system, in which parents sign up for the program, to an opt-out, in which parents would have to sign a … Continue reading

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