On May 2, 2012, Montanans Against Assisted Suicide & For Living with Dignity filed a request with the Montana Board of Medical Examiners to vacate Position Statement No. 20, titled "Physician Aid in Dying." This request is brought for the sake of public safety. The cover letter by attorney Craig D. Charlton states:
"[T]he record shows that the Board acted without proper public notice. Representative Dick Barrett and Senator Anders Blewitt, in a March 20, 2012 letter to the Board, echoed a similar concern.
As also detailed in the memorandum, the Board's actions exceeded its statutory authority and therefore its jurisdiction. Additionally, the Board infringed on the role of the Legislature, the Board's actions have put doctors and the public at risk."