The 2021 ‘Physician Imprisonment Act’ (SB 290), which would have criminalized Montana doctors for providing care aligned with their patients’ end-of-life wishes, failed to advance on the Senate floor on March 1.

Medical aid in dying became available in Montana when the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of terminally ill U.S. Marine veteran Bob Baxter, in 2009, finding that “[The] Rights of the Terminally Ill Act clearly provides that terminally ill patients are entitled to autonomous end-of-life decisions.”

Compassion & Choices works to educate Montanans, including health care professionals and health systems administrators, to ensure access to the full range of end-of-life care options and promote institutional policies that allow eligible patients to access medical aid in dying if they choose.

Information on end-of-life care in Montana

Volunteers are at the heart of Compassion & Choices advocacy, education and outreach efforts, paving the way for a full range of end-of-life options nationwide.

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Tools and Resources

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For Patients
Access the Montana 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.