Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Connecticut residents deserve the full range end-of-life care options, including medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully.

On February 15, 2022 the Public Health Committee introduced SB 88, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients, which would authorize medical aid in dying in Connecticut. After holding a hearing, the Public Health Committee voted to advance this bill, by a bipartisan vote of 22-9. This bill was then referred to the Judiciary Committee, where it received a vote for the first time, but was ultimately defeated due to a rarely-used political maneuver. 

We made incredible progress and will continue to advocate for a compassionate end-of-life option for Connecticut residents. 

Polling Data

75% of Connecticut voters 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 Connecticut 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.