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DHS news release

March 9, 2005


Contact: Bonnie Widerburg (503) 731-4180


Media Advisory


Briefing session regarding the annual Death with Dignity report to be released Thursday morning

Who: Mel Kohn, M.D., state epidemiologist, Oregon Department of Human Services


When: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 10


Where: Room 918, Portland State Office Building
800 N.E. Oregon Street


What: Dr. Kohn will present summary points from the DHS annual Death with Dignity report and respond to reporters’ questions.


Details: At 8 a.m. on March 10, DHS will release its Seventh Annual Report on Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act via the Web at www.oregon.gov/dhs/ph/pas


An accompanying news release will be posted on the Web and sent to subscribers of the DHS eSubscribe electronic notification email service, also at 8 a.m. on March 10.


NOTE to reporters from outside the Portland metro area: a phone-in conference line is being set up. If you wish to call in (or set up a one-on-one interview with Dr. Kohn), contact Bonnie Widerburg at (503) 731-4180.