Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Illinois residents deserve the full range of options for care at the end of life, 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.

There are nine active volunteer action teams throughout the state working to educate and build support for medical aid in dying among legislators and the public. Compassion & Choices is part of the Illinois End-of-Life Options Coalition alongside Final Options Illinois and the ACLU of Illinois. Learn more by clicking here.

Do you know your Illinois lawmakers' positions on medical aid in dying? Email them today and find out whether they support this compassionate end-of-life care option.

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Tools and Resources

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For Patients
Access the Illinois 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.


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