(a) A provision in a contract, will, or other agreement executed on or after February 18, 2017, whether written or oral, is not valid if the provision would affect whether a person may make or rescind a request for a covered medication.
(b) An obligation owing under any contract, will, or other agreement executed on or after February 18, 2017 may not be conditioned or affected by a person making or rescinding a request for a covered medication.
A certification dated June 6, 2017, that the fiscal effect of the Death with Dignity Act of 2016, D.C. Law 21-182, has been included in an approved budget and financial plan was published in the D.C. Register on June 16, 2017 (64 DCR 5670). Therefore the creation of this section by that amendment has been implemented.
Applicability of D.C. Law 21-182: § 18 of D.C. Law 21-182 provided that the creation of this section by § 9 of D.C. Law 21-182 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.