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Category Archive: State 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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/ 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 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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/ 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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