South Dakota

A measure to allow doctor-prescribed suicide will be placed on the November 2018 ballot if the sponsor obtains a sufficient number of signatures on petitions by November 2017.

The measure is entitled:
“An initiated measure authorizing a South Dakota licensed physician to prescribe drugs that a terminally ill patient may take for the purpose of ending life.”

Text of measure and SD Attorney General’s statement regarding the measure.

Articles:
“Spearfish woman fights for ‘Death with Dignity’ referendum”
(Washington Times — January 1, 2017)
By November 2017, supporters of the measure must gather signatures of 13,871 registered voters.  If certified, the measure would appear on the November 2018 ballot.