DCMH Elects to Opt Out of Proposition 106, Right to Die Legislation

The board of directors of Delta County Memorial Hospital has elected to opt out of Proposition 106, approved by Colorado voters in November 2016. The proposition allows physicians to prescribe medical aid-in-dying medication to terminally ill individuals under certain conditions. Participation is voluntary - physicians and pharmacists are not obligated to prescribe or dispense the medication. The DCMH hospital board has decided to opt out at this time, but will re-visit the topic in six months, Jason Cleckler, hospital CEO said.