An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the state Superior Court failed to consider terminally-ill patients' interests when it blocked the law.
The option applies to patients with a prognosis of no more than six months.
The new legislation gives those with a six-month prognosis or an irreversible fatal illness the right to seek a doctor's help to die.
The Australian scientist and botanist died at an assisted-dying clinic in Switzerland.
The law allows patients to request medication to end their lives. It gives them the choice to change their minds, too.
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Government gridlock means there’s no universal set of rules on who can opt to end their lives.
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But some are disappointed the bill won't let patients with dementia and other mental conditions give advance consent.
As a physician, I was eager to learn more about the Oregon experience, with special attention to patients, family members, and healthcare professionals involved in such a deeply personal decision. The result became my first "60 Minutes" report, which will be broadcast Sunday, March 13 (7:30-8:30 PM, ET/ 7:00-8:00 PM PT) on the CBS Television Network.