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Iowa

On February 16, 2017, 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), was introduced and referred to the Human Resources Committee.

Unfortunately, the bill was not heard during the 2017 legislative session. Compassion & Choices is working to organize in Iowa, and have established a volunteer force. Join our efforts by clicking here. Let’s advance medical aid-in-dying legislation together.

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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

Volunteer Spotlight: Wendy Smith

Wendy Smith RN, MSN discovered hospice her last year of nursing school after responding to a flier asking for hospice volunteers. “I absolutely loved it,” she recalls. “When my patients were actively dying, it didn’t matter if it was two or four in the morning, I was there with them – even though at the […]

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/ February 3, 2015

Death-With-Dignity Boom: 26 States Now Considering Laws

The push for end-of-life autonomy has unprecedented strength. Lawmakers continue to advance aid-in-dying legislation in states across the country since Compassion & Choices’ national call to action November 19 – which would have been Brittany Maynard’s 30th birthday. Brittany’s powerful story and clear plea for change energized our on-the-ground campaigns and inspired new leadership in state houses from […]

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