Ohio

2018
Senator Charleta Tavares has introduced a doctor-prescribed suicide bill, titled the “End of Life Option Act” (SB249).
Text of bill
Analysis of bill
“Drug overdose could become a legal choice for some”
(Herald Star — February 4, 2018)

Current Ohio law (effective March 21, 2017)
Sec. 3795.04
(A) No person shall knowingly cause another person to commit suicide or attempt to commit suicide by doing either of the following:

(1) Providing the physical means by which a person commits or attempts to commit suicide;

(2) Participating in a physical act by which the other person commits or attempts to commit suicide.

(B) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of assisting suicide, a felony of the third degree.

Governor Kasich Signs Bill Making Assisted Suicide a Felony
(WMFD — December 20, 2016)
Governor Kasich signed House Bill 470, making assisted suicide a third degree felony in Ohio, punishable by up to five years in prison.  The bill strengthens Ohio’s protections against assisted suicide,  which previously only permitted a court to issue an injunction against anyone helping people to kill themselves.

Proposed legislation

Text of SB 165 regarding Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)
Analysis of SB 165
Status of SB 165 (AB 131) as of November 21, 2016

Proponents Talking Points & Responses to Talking Points Regarding SB 165

In various states, MOLST is known by other acronyms (POLST, POST, MOST, etc)

For more information on such forms see:  POLST