2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 25 - Public Health and Environment
Health Care
Article 48 - End-of-Life Options
§ 25-48-119. Liabilities

CO Rev Stat ยง 25-48-119 (2016) What's This?

(1) A person commits a class 2 felony and is subject to punishment in accordance with section 18-1.3-401, C.R.S. if the person, knowingly or intentionally causes an individual's death by:

(a) Forging or altering a request for medical aid-in-dying medication to end an individual's life without the individual's authorization; or

(b) Concealing or destroying a rescission of a request for medical aid-in-dying medication.

(2) A person commits a class 2 felony and is subject to punishment in accordance with section 18-1.3-401, C.R.S. if the person knowingly or intentionally coerces or exerts undue influence on an individual with a terminal illness to:

(a) Request medical aid-in-dying medication for the purpose of ending the terminally ill individual's life; or

(b) Destroy a rescission of a request for medical aid-in-dying medication.

(3) Nothing in this article limits further liability for civil damages resulting from other negligent conduct or intentional misconduct by any person.

(4) The penalties specified in this article do not preclude criminal penalties applicable under the "Colorado Criminal Code", title 18, C.R.S., for conduct that is inconsistent with this article.

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