Active euthanasia remains illegal in most of the United States. There have been several attempts in the last 20 years to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide. In 2008, assisted suicide in the state of Washington was made legal.
For further information about euthanasia and physician assisted suicide in the USA:
Washington joins Oregon (7 Nov 2008)Second-Tnternational Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide-Never Again (4 Mar 2009)