Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Rhode Island 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
A hearing was held on March 17 on H.5210 in the House Committee on Judiciary. Representatives from Compassion & Choices testified in support of the legislation. On March 22 the Committee recommended holding the bill for further action.
On January 20, 2023, the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act was introduced. HB 5210 would authorize medical aid in dying in the state and has been referred to the Judiciary committee. The Senate introduced a companion bill (S.0126) that has been referred to the Senate Judiciary committee.
Tools and Resources
For Patients Access the Rhode Island 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.