1) In Vacco v Quill (1998), US Supreme Court (9-0) held that New York’s prohibition in opposition to assisted suicide didn’t defy 14th amendment equal protection clause, and in Washington v Glucksberg (9-0 at the similar session) that similar Washington statute didn’t violate due process. Set II: Supreme Court in Gonzales v Oregon (2006) (6-3) subsequently declined to permit Attorney General to enforce drug violation action against Oregon Physicians providing lethal amounts of sedatives or analgesics to patients under Oregon Death with Dignity Act. describe the relationships and dissimilarities in these two case sets. prepare down the courts’ main concerns in two case sets? Distinguish between suits in tort vs. criminal prosecution for patient abuse and for gross negligence.
2) Assume a patient has the test that reveals certain genetic data. Remember that data is supposed to become information when it is utilized to make the classification of the decision. prepare down the parties who may be interested in such data about the patient, and what information each might get from the data. Which of these would be covered under GINA?