New Push for Physician-Assisted Suicide Bill in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -

Advocates for legislation that would allow New Yorkers with terminal illnesses to seek life-ending medication from their physician are launching another effort in Albany.

The group Compassion & Choices says it will kick off its 2019 campaign Monday at the state Capitol.

The proposal before lawmakers would require two doctors to sign off on the use of life-ending medication. It has been proposed for years, without a vote.

Seven states and Washington, D.C. already allow people to seek a doctor’s help in ending their life.