Portland psychiatrist plans to use Death with Dignity Act to help euthanize patients
A Northwest Portland psychiatrist who the state has reprimanded for wrongly prescribing drugs says he plans to open a facility in the city and charge fees to help patients end their lives under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act.
Stuart G. Weisberg has mailed invitations to local doctors and politicians inviting them to a July 21 “presentation” at the deluxe El Gaucho restaurant in downtown to unveil his new business, End of Life Consultants LLC.
Weisberg did not return calls Wednesday seeking more information on his venture, which apparently would be the first of its kind in the nation. Weisberg filed incorporation papers with the state June 2.
In the invitation to the July 21 dinner at El Gaucho, Weisberg said he has invited Jack Kervorkian, the Michigan pathologist who provided the drugs and the means for terminally ill people to kill themselves and served a prison sentence for his actions.