Status of Medical Aid in Dying

During 2023, medical aid-in-dying legislation was considered but unfortunately was not agendized for this year’s health committee. 

In 2023, both the House and Senate had identical medical aid-in-dying bills (SB1646 and HB2583).   

In February 2023, the House version of Arizona's medical aid-in-dying bill (HB 2583) had a second reading. The Senate version (SB 1646) was assigned to both the Senate HHS committee and the Senate Rules committee. Unfortunately, they did not make it onto the agenda; however, both bills got considerably more attention than in previous years, so momentum is building.


Polling Data

By a two to one margin, Arizonans feel that allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives should be an end-of-life option in the state. See more polling data.

Tools and Resources

simple blue medical cross graphic.For Patients Access the Arizona Advance Directive  



tools for end of life planning and decision making.End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.  



advance care planning and resources in Spanish, espanol.Los recursos en Español Los recursos en Español.  



answers to questions about COVID-19, including treatment and end of life.COVID-19 Toolkit Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.  



tools for end of life planning and decision making.Resources for Providers Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.