On April 5, 2011, Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed SB 1070a.
The new law (I.C. § 18-4017), which went into effect on July 1, 2011, made assisted suicide a felony in the state.
“House panel passes end-of-life care bill”
(NECN — March 26, 2012)
An Idaho House committee has approved a bill ensuring dying patients receive the end-of-life care they or their families desire. The House State Affairs committee voted unanimously Monday to advance legislation that would bar medical personnel from denying life-prolonging treatment to patients who have requested them.