Maybe some of you know where the law stands with regard to witnessing a suicide. Here is the scenario: A terminally ill family member only has a few months, maximum, to live. Their remaining time will be spent in exruciating pain and worse. This person has had their fill of hospitals and will be self-administering a lethal dose of prescribed drugs. They do not wish to be alone when they die and have asked that someone be at their bedside to hold their hand and comfort them as they pass from life to death. I've already come to terms with the ethical and moral questions but I'm not clear about the law. The place is Washington, D.C., USA. Anyone? Thanks.