Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Maryland 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.
In 2022, we successfully held a lobby day to discuss the importance of the End of Life Option Act and why this bill must pass. Speakers included state legislators and Compassion & Choices staff, including President and CEO Kim Callinan. Read more here.
Maryland storyteller and advocate Ron Dickey (1942-2022) was a photographer and architect who spent his last months championing Maryland’s End of Life Option Act while living with metastatic prostate cancer. He died on November 9, 2022, without the compassionate option he championed. His wife, Linda Lampkin, and his family were at his side. Watch his story here, then sign up below to help us enact legislation authorizing medical aid in dying in 2023.
Tools and Resources
For Patients Access the Maryland Advance Directive
End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.
Los recursos en Español Los recursos en Español.
COVID-19 Toolkit Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.
Resources for Providers Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.