The AMA, which has long opposed physician-assisted suicide, is in the midst of a reevaluation of this position. A change would have enormous consequences because the views of medical organizations are often relied upon when legislatures and courts consider the issue in various contexts.
As noted on this blog recently, the AMA’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs issued a strong report recommending that the AMA retain its opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Earlier this week, however, the AMA House of Delegates voted not to accept that report and decided to further reevaluate the issue. The issue may come up for a vote at the AMA meeting in June 2019. Here is a story on the House of Delegates decision.