Code of the District of Columbia

§ 7–661.15. Construction.

(a) Nothing in this chapter may be construed to authorize a physician or any other person to end a patient's life by lethal injection, mercy killing, active euthanasia, or any other method or medication not authorized under this chapter.

(b) Actions taken in accordance with this chapter do not constitute suicide, assisted suicide, mercy killing, or homicide.

(c) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize a qualified patient to ingest a covered medication in a public place.