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.

“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.