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The DC Code: § 4-1101 Definition.

Index4 Public Care Systems. (Refs & Annos)

For the purposes of this chapter, the term "terminal condition" means an incurable condition caused by injury, disease, or illness, which, regardless of the application of life-sustaining procedures, would, within reasonable medical judgment, produce death within 6 months or less.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 3-1101. Legislative History of Laws Law 7-210, the "D.C. General Hospital Hospice Program Establishment Act of 1988," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 7-147, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on November 29, 1988 and December 13, 1988, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 6, 1989, it was assigned Act No. 7-281 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Editor's Notes As enacted by D.C. Law 7-210, § 2, this section contained the subdivision designation "(1)." As this material contained no other subdivision designations, the designation "(1)" has been deleted for stylistic consistency. DC CODE § 4-1101 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 16, 1989, D.C. Law 7-210, § 2, 36 DCR 478.)