C.R.S. Section 25-48-104
Request process

  • witness requirements


In order to receive a prescription for medical aid-in-dying medication pursuant to this article, an individual who satisfies the requirements in section 25-48-103 must make two oral requests, separated by at least fifteen days, and a valid written request to his or her attending physician.


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To be valid, a written request for medical aid-in-dying medication must be:


Substantially in the same form as set forth in section 25-48-112;


Signed and dated by the individual seeking the medical aid-in-dying medication; and


Witnessed by at least two individuals who, in the presence of the individual, attest to the best of their knowledge and belief that the individual is:


Mentally capable;


Acting voluntarily; and


Not being coerced to sign the request.


Of the two witnesses to the written request, at least one must not be:


Related to the individual by blood, marriage, civil union, or adoption;


An individual who, at the time the request is signed, is entitled, under a will or by operation of law, to any portion of the individual’s estate upon his or her death; or


An owner, operator, or employee of a health-care facility where the individual is receiving medical treatment or is a resident.


Neither the individual’s attending physician nor a person authorized as the individual’s qualified power of attorney or durable medical power of attorney shall serve as a witness to the written request.

Source: Section 25-48-104 — Request process - witness requirements, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-25.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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§ 25-48-104’s source at colorado​.gov