General Information Packet
Tremendous public and legislative enthusiasm in New York helped launch a campaign and get a bill introduced within a few months’ time.
A death-with-dignity bill has been introduced in New York. Responding to strong interest among lawmakers in Albany and brisk growth in our New York grass roots, Compassion & Choices decided to commit campaign resources to the Empire State. We quickly partnered with a highly respected State Senator and made sure she met with Brittany Maynard’s widow, Dan Diaz, when he was in New York in January. State Senator Diane Savino and co-sponsor Sen. Brad Hoylman introduced the New York End of Life Options Act in the state legislature in February and are currently building legislative support for their bill.
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Comprehensive guidance on advance planning, including for those facing dementia, from Compassion & Choices is available here.
New York State honors Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment; the forms and information are available here.
To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices please contact [email protected] via email or call 800-247-7421.