Washington residents with a terminal illness have had access to the Washington Death with Dignity Act since March 9, 2009, modeled after Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. The campaign to pass Initiative 1000 was spearheaded by Compassion & Choices Washington staff and volunteers who trained thousands of volunteers, collected signatures, recruited storytellers and gained endorsements from notable organizations. You can read the bill’s text here.

To learn more about medical aid in dying in Washington, visit our friends at End of Life Washington.

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