Three hospitals in Boulder County, Colorado, are opting out of a new state "medically assisted death" law. The Daily Camera reports:
"Longmont United Health, Good Samaritan in Lafayette and Avista Adventist in Louisville are affiliated with larger entities that have decided to opt out of the measure. . . .
"HealthOne told the [Denver] Post its physicians can counsel and write prescriptions to patients seeking to end their lives, but the organization's pharmacies will not fill them and patients would not be permitted to take the medication on-site.
"But SCL said its employees are subject to its non-compliance policy at all times, meaning doctors would not be allowed to counsel or prescribe to patients even outside the hospitals' walls."