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Iowa

On February 16, 2017, Compassion & Choices welcomed the introduction of the End-of-Life Option Act for 2017 (SF 215/HF 299), co-sponsored by Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) and Representative Brian Meyer (D-Des Moines).

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History

Legislative attempts in Iowa happened in 2006, and the 2015-2016 biennium. SF 2051 and HF 65, both titled “Iowa’s Death with Dignity Act”, failed to meet a committee deadlines, though the senate bill did receive an initial hearing.

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/ February 12, 2016

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