Status of Medical Aid in Dying

Medical aid in dying is currently authorized in Hawai‘i. Legislation is advancing to improve the Our Care, Our Choice Act. 

The Hawai‘i Our Care, Our Choice Act was signed into law by Governor David Ige on April 5, 2018, and went into effect on January 1, 2019. An improvement bill introduced in 2023 was signed into law on June 2, 2023. Learn more about those improvements here.

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Education & Outreach

In January 2020 alone, Compassion & Choices participated in multiple events with volunteers and supporters, including a successful panel discussion on the one year anniversary of the Our Care, Our Choice Act’s implementation. Learn more about the Hawai‘i Our Care, Our Choice Act. 


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Tools and Resources

simple blue medical cross graphic.For Patients Learn about the Our Care, Our Choice Act. You can also access information about the law in five languages.



tools for end of life planning and decision making.End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey or access the California advance directive directly here.



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



tools for documenting end-of-life for dementia.Dementia Values & Priorities Tool Use our tool to document your preferences to make sure you get the care you want.