Sen. Chambers Bill Good Conversation Starter

Published: March 2, 2016

A bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with a doctor present stalled 4-4 in the Nebraska judiciary committee.

Nebraska could join 5 other states where this is legal, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Vermont and California.

But the sponsor Senator Ernie Chambers said he’s confident he can flip one vote in the committee and keep the measure alive. 

Dr. Lou Lukas, medical director of palliative care at Methodist Hospital, spoke with KMTV's Nick Starling, and believes much more conversation needs to occur before legislative action is warranted.