Faced with a terminal diagnosis, New Hampshire 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.
For the first time since 2020, a bill to authorize medical aid in dying has been filed in New Hampshire. HB1283 was filed by Representative Marjorie Smith. The bill has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee and a hearing was held on February 7 at 10am. The Committee heard testimony from both sides, and have scheduled an executive session for March 6 at 10am where they will discuss amendments to the bill and vote on whether the bill should move forward.
Tools and Resources
For Patients Access the New Hampshire Advance Directive
End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.
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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.