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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.