§ 60-4401 Citation of act
§ 60-4402 Definitions
§ 60-4403 Standard of conduct of licensed health care professional related to assisting suicide; family member conduct; spiritual treatment
§ 60-4404 Cause of action for injunctive relief against person about to violate assisting suicide law
§ 60-4405 Cause of action for civil damages against person violating assisting suicide law
§ 60-4406 Injunctive relief or civil action; attorney fees awarded
§ 60-4407 Severability clause

Terms Used In Kansas Statutes > Chapter 60 > Article 44 - Prevention of Assisted Suicide

  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Kansas Statutes 77-201