Compassion & Choices envisions a society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities and beliefs. We offer educational opportunities and tools to help people assess, define and communicate their values around end-of-life care — like our Truth in Treatment program, Dementia Initiative and End-of-Life Resource Center. We also are excited to announce the release of Finish Strong, a book by Compassion & Choices President Barbara Coombs Lee. Available January 8, 2019, Finish Strong is for those of us who want an end-of-life experience to match the life we’ve enjoyed — defined by love, purpose and agency. It is full of stories, facts and dialogue that will help each of us prepare for latter days that reflect our values and priorities.
Oklahoma Advance Directive
State-specific advance directives make clear your end-of-life preferences if you are unable to make or communicate medical treatment decisions yourself. For the Oklahoma advance directive form, click here.
On January 18, 2018, State Representative Steve Kouplen introduced House Bill 2585, ordering a referendum regarding the Oklahoma Death with Dignity Act. The bill was referred to Public Health.
Representative Kouplen also introduced a death with dignity referendum request, House Joint Resolution 1009, in the 2017 session. The bill did not move forward.