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DHS news release

March 8, 2006


Contact: Bonnie Widerburg (971) 673-1282

Media Advisory

Briefing about annual Death with Dignity report scheduled Thursday


What: A briefing to summarize key data and answer reporters' questions about the state's annual Death with Dignity report, which also will be posted on the Web Thursday at 8 a.m.

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

When: Thursday, March 9, at 11 a.m.

Whe re: Room 120, Portland State Office Building, 800 N.E. Oregon St., Portland.

Details: At 8 a.m. on March 9, DHS will release the eighth annual report on Oregon's Death with Dignity Act on the DHS Web site.

An accompanying news release will be posted on the Web and sent to subscribers of the DHS electronic notification e-mail service, also at 8 a.m. on March 9.

NOTE to reporters outside the Portland area: A phone-in conference line is being set up. If you wish to call in (or to set up a one-on-one interview with Dr. Kohn), contact Bonnie Widerburg at (971) 673-1282.