The Massachusetts End of Life Options Act (H.2381/S.1384)—which would authorize medical aid in dying—was heard by the Joint Committee on Public Health on Friday, October 1, 2021. The committee has until February 2, 2022, to advance or extend the bill.

Email the committee today and let them know you’re counting on them to advance the bill without delay.

On February 8, 2021, the Massachusetts End of Life Options Act (H.2381/S.1384) was reintroduced for the 2021/2022 legislative session by sponsors Senator Jo Comerford (Hampshire, Franklin, and Worcester) and Representative Jim O’Day (Worcester).

If passed, the legislation would give mentally capable, terminally ill Massachusetts residents the option to obtain a doctor’s prescription for medication they could decide to take to peacefully end their suffering if it becomes unbearable.

Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Massachusetts 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.

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