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Category Archive: News

/ April 12, 2018

California Senate Committee Rejects Bill that Threatened Terminally Ill Californians’ Access to Medical Aid in Dying

The California Senate Health Committee rejected legislation by State Senator Mike Morrell today that would make it harder for terminally ill Californians to access medical aid in dying under the End of Life Option Act. The bill, SB 1336, would have added invasive and unnecessary reporting requirements to the End of Life Option Act. Committee […]

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/ April 5, 2018

Rhode Island House Health Committee Holds Hearing on Medical Aid-in-Dying Legislation

Compassion & Choices and Rhode Island supporter advocates urged the Rhode Island House Health, Education and Welfare Committee to pass the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act (H 7297). The bill would authorize medical aid in dying, which gives mentally capable, terminally ill individuals with a prognosis of six months or less to live the […]

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/ April 2, 2018

Medical aid in dying helps physicians care for whole patient

This article originally appeared for The Desert Sun When I was growing up, my dad would take me to the hospital to see my mom, Jeanne, at work. She was an registered nurse in the operating room and emergency department. By the end of her career, she moved into case management. She had chosen her […]

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/ March 30, 2018

Gran Logro en Hawái: Legislatura Aprueba Medida de Ayuda Médica Para Morir Apoyada por el Gobernador

Compassion & Choices de Hawái aplaudió hoy al Senado Estatal por su voto de 23 a 2 para aprobar la HB 2739, la medida “Our Care, Our Choice”. Se espera que el gobernador David Y. Ige firme el proyecto de ley que aprobó la Cámara de Representantes por una mayoría de 39-12, que autorizaría la […]

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/ March 29, 2018

Milestone in Hawai‘i: Legislature Approves Medical Aid-in-Dying Legislation Endorsed by Governor

Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i today applauded the State Senate for its 23-to-2 vote to pass HB 2739, the Our Care, Our Choice Act. Gov. Ige is expected to sign the bill, which the House passed 39-12, that would authorize medical aid in dying in Hawai‘i since he already endorsed the legislation. Medical aid in dying is […]

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/ March 22, 2018

Connecticut Joint Public Health Committee Holds Marathon Hearing on End-of-Life Legislation

Compassion & Choices and its Connecticut supporters testified yesterday before the state legislature’s Joint Public Health Committee in support of legislation that would authorize medical aid in dying in Connecticut. Medical aid in dying gives mentally capable, terminally ill individuals with a prognosis of six months or less to live the option to request, obtain […]

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/ March 12, 2018

Como la Batalla Familiar de Terri Schiavo, Caso de un Latino y la Decisión del Final de su Vida Termina a Favor de la Esposa

Quince meses después de que la familia de Juan Fernando Romero demandará a su esposa, Ana Romero, por tomar el control de sus cuidados al final de su vida, un juez determinó la semana pasada que Ana tenía el derecho legal de terminar el tratamiento que prolongaba la vida de su esposo artificialmente, después de […]

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Terri Schiavo-like Family Battle over Latino’s End-of-Life Care Ends in Wife’s Favor

Fifteen months after Juan Fernando Romero’s family sued his wife, Ana Romero, to wrest control of his end-of-life care from her, a judge ruled last week that Ana had the legal right to end treatment to artificially prolong his life after he suffered severe brain damage that left him in a permanent vegetative state. Brain […]

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/ March 6, 2018

Hawaii Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill Passes House Floor Bipartisan Vote 39 to 12

Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i applauded the state House of Representatives for its bipartisan 39 to 12 vote to pass legislation after a third and final reading today that would authorize medical aid in dying as an option for terminally ill adults in Hawai‘i. The bill, whose title is the “Our Care, Our Choice Act” (HB […]

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/ March 1, 2018

Hawai‘i House Health & Human Services and Judiciary Committees Approve Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill

Compassion & Choices Hawai‘i applauds the Hawai‘i House Health & Human Services (HHS) and Judiciary (JUD) Committees for their overwhelming 4 to 1 vote (HHS) and 7 to 1 vote (JUD) today to approve medical aid-in-dying legislation, “Our Care, Our Choice Act,” HB2739, for full House consideration following a joint public hearing on the bill […]

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