"You are asking questions about a story set in a world instead of about building a world. For more information, see Why is my question "Too Story Based" and how do I get it opened?." – Halfthawed, Renan, Frostfyre, puppetsock, Separatrix
How can I be "asking questions about a story set in a world" when unconditional physician-assisted suicide for anyone 18 or older doesn't exist, and probably won't for a while? I want to build this world.
First, these two comments are dead (pun intended) wrong, but got upvoted.
Alabama has never officially considered adopting a death with dignity law. The state has, in fact, taken an opposing path. In 2017, the Alabama legislature passed a law declaring it a crime for a health care provider to knowingly prescribe medication intended to cause death.
Second, I asked about unconditional PAS. Dignitas doesn't do that.
After a request has been received, DIGNITAS staff members will examine it for completeness. They will also give consideration to the question of whether the applicant can be given any immediate recommendations for possible alternatives with the hope of being able to continue life under better conditions.