End-of-life law could be updated

Before he died, VTDigger spoke with Willem Jewett about the law he worked on while in the Legislature.

Willem Jewett remembered as energetic and personable lawmaker

Former State Rep. Willem Jewett died last week after using a prescription obtained through Act 39, a “death with dignity” law that he helped establish and sought to improve, right up to his death.

Cancer claims Willem Jewett, who supported end-of-life law as state rep.

Willem Jewett, a Ripton resident and former majority leader of the Vermont House of Representatives, died Wednesday afternoon using a prescription obtained through Act 39, a law that allows terminally ill Vermonters to take pharmaceutical drugs to end the … (read more)

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