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Category Archive: State News

/ February 14, 2018

Grupos Latinos De Salud Respaldan El Proyecto De Ley De Ayuda Médica Para Morir En Nueva York

La Comisión Latina sobre el SIDA y el Hispanic Health Network, anunció hoy que se unirá a Compassion and Choices en la campaña para que se autorice la Ley de Ayuda Médica Para Morir de Nueva York (S.3151/A.2383) lo más pronto posible. El proyecto de ley daría a los Neoyorquinos con enfermedades terminales, la opción […]

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Latino Health Groups Endorse NY Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill

The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network announced today that they are joining Compassion & Choices in the campaign to pass New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act (S.3151/A.2383) as quickly as possible. The bill would give terminally ill New Yorkers the option to request a doctor’s prescription for medication they can decide to […]

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/ January 31, 2018

Alaska House Health & Social Services Committee Approves Medical Aid-in-Dying Legislation

Compassion & Choices today praised the Alaska House Health & Social Services Committee for voting 5-2 to approve the End-of-Life Option Act, House Bill 54, which would authorize medical aid in dying in Alaska. Medical aid in dying is a medical practice which gives mentally capable, terminally ill adult state residents with six months or […]

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/ December 20, 2017

Girdwood, Alaska Passes Resolution in Support of Medical Aid in Dying

Compassion & Choices commended the Girdwood Board of Supervisors for voting unanimously in support of medical aid-in-dying legislation in Alaska. The vote makes Girdwood the first jurisdiction in Alaska to endorse medical aid in dying, a medical practice which gives mentally capable, terminally ill adult state residents with six months or fewer to live the […]

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Patient Advocacy Group Applauds First Report Detailing Successful Implementation of Patient Choice at the End of Life Law

Compassion & Choices, a patient advocacy group, is heartened by the Vermont Department of Health’s first report on utilization of the 2013 Patient Choice at the End of Life Act since the law’s implementation four years ago. The report shows that the law is working as intended. In fact, since the law took effect, 52 […]

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Patient Advocacy Groups Welcome Federal Court Ruling Clarifying that Consent Agreement About Doctor-Patient Conversations “Does Not Represent” Court’s Views

Two patient advocacy groups today welcomed a federal judge’s  ruling that the Vermont Attorney General’s consent agreement with physician plaintiffs “does not represent” the court’s views in a dismissed lawsuit that sought to weaken the doctors’ duty to inform patients about all of their end-of-life care options. The two organizations, Compassion & Choices and Patient […]

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/ December 19, 2017

Lexington Becomes 5th Jurisdiction in Massachusetts to Endorse Medical Aid in Dying, Group Reports

Compassion & Choices commended the Lexington Board of Selectmen for voting to endorse the End of Life Options Act (H.1194/S.1225). The vote makes Lexington the fifth jurisdiction to endorse medical aid in dying, which gives mentally capable, terminally ill Massachusetts adult residents with six months or less to live the option to end unbearable suffering. […]

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/ December 14, 2017

Colorado Medical Aid-in-Dying Law Working Well on 1st Anniversary Since it Took Effect

One year after the implementation of the End-of-Life Options Act, which authorizes medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults, data and personal stories compiled by Compassion & Choices show the law is working as intended. The law gives mentally capable, terminally ill adults with six months or fewer to live the option to request […]

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/ December 1, 2017

Mass. Doctors Support Medical Aid in Dying by 2-1 Margin, Medical Society Survey Shows

Massachusetts doctors support giving terminally ill patients the option of medical aid in dying to peacefully end unbearable suffering by a 2-1 margin, according to a survey released today at the Massachusetts Medical Society interim meeting. The survey was released before a discussion by the society’s Reference Committee whether to recommend that the House of […]

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/ November 14, 2017

Amherst Becomes 4th Jurisdiction in Massachusetts to Endorse Medical Aid in Dying

Compassion & Choices praised the Amherst Town Meeting for voting tonight to endorse the Massachusetts End of Life Options Act (H.1194/S.1225). The approval vote makes Amherst the fourth jurisdiction to support medical aid in dying as an option for mentally capable, terminally ill Massachusetts adult residents with six months or less to live to end […]

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