Faced with a terminal diagnosis, North Dakota 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.
On January 18, 2021, the North Dakota House of Representatives introduced H.B 1415, legislation authorizing medical aid in dying, with bipartisan support. The House Human Services Committee heard testimony on the bill and we are awaiting further action. This is the first time that the North Dakota Legislative Assembly has considered legislation on this topic and we will continue to work closely with supporters in future legislative sessions to ensure any medical aid in dying bills introduced are modeled after effective legislation in other states, like Oregon and New Mexico.
Tools and Resources
For Patients Access the North Dakota 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.