Next Wednesday, the Vermont legislature is set to debate bills that allow mortally-ill patients to request a lethal drug with the help of a doctor, and administer it to themselves.
The legislation is supported by the new Democratic governor Peter Shumlin.
If they legislation passes, there will be lots rules for taking your own life in Vermont. From Dave Gram's report on the legislation in the Boston Globe:
The legislation would allow doctors to prescribe for patients, who had requested it three times — once in writing — a lethal dose of pills that the patient would then administer to himself or herself.