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California coroners have issues with new assisted death law
Los Angeles Times

A group representing county coroners in California says several problems need to be addressed in the new assisted-death law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The measure allows physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients diagnosed with fewer than six months to live. “We have a lot of concerns about the language,” said Rocky Shaw, a supervising investigator for San Bernardino County and president of the California State Coroners Assn. “There are a lot of details to be worked out.”