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Currently, there is no pending medical aid-in-dying legislation in Connecticut. However, Compassion & Choices is continuing to educate legislators, stakeholders and the media. Our Education and Awareness Campaign needs your support. Join our efforts by clicking here. Let’s advance end-of-life options together.

Representative Josh Elliot introduced HB 6238, “An Act Concerning the Option to Die with Dignity”, for the 2017 legislative session.

Medical Aid in Dying legislation has been introduced in the Connecticut legislature four times in the past five years, in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. The bills were heard in Committee, but did not receive a vote. To encourage passage, Compassion & Choices has mounted an intensive grassroots campaign to identify and mobilize supporters in every legislative district in the state.

Compassion & Choices is busy educating key stakeholders and the media — both the Hartford Courant and Newtown Bee have endorsed authorizing death with dignity in Connecticut — and gathering supporters for a critical Informational forum planned for June or July in Hartford. Help us build momentum for end-of-life choice in Connecticut: Contact campaign manager Tim Appleton at [email protected] or 800-409-3137 to learn more.

Connecticut State-Approved Advance Directive

Advance healthcare planning is essential. If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, click here for the latest forms and resources for Connecticut.

Contact Information

Interested in volunteering for Compassion & Choices Connecticut? Contact [email protected] or call 800-247-7421.


/ April 5, 2016

Update on our efforts in Connecticut

Compassion & Choices Multi-State Campaign and Outreach Manager sent the following email to our Connecticut supporters this week: Friend, I wanted to give you an update on our campaign in Connecticut. This year, the legislature is hosting a short session that extends for only a few short months, and the state budget is currently occupying […]

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/ March 19, 2015

Connecticut Residents Turn Out to Testify for Aid-in-Dying Law in Legislature

March 18, 2015 (Hartford, CT) – Today, supporters of aid in dying joined with legislators to demonstrate their support for H.B. No. 7015, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, in the Judiciary Committee. Among those in attendance were longtime state lobbyist Barry Williams who has advanced Parkinson’s disease, former state senator […]

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/ March 5, 2015

More States Advance Death-With-Dignity Option

Compassion & Choices continues to make powerful progress in the growing number of states across the nation where people are demanding full end-of-life options. Our Maryland campaigners rallied more than 100 supporters for an amazing Lobby Day yesterday at the capital in Annapolis to meet with their elected officials and ask them to vote for […]

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