Compassion & Choices is committed to enforcing and expanding the rights of terminally ill people. Through our work in the courts, we fight to ensure that everyone can receive high-quality end-of-life care that is in line with their values, wishes and beliefs. We have been at the forefront of end-of-life care legal issues. Examples include the fight to explicitly authorize, expand and defend access to medical aid in dying as well as the effort to remove unnecessary restrictions from and secure compliance with advance care planning documents. In every case it is involved in, Compassion & Choices’ legal team prioritizes and seeks to advance patient-directed care.
Medical Aid in Dying
Our legal advocacy team secured a victory for medical aid-in-dying residency restrictions that will enable non-Oregon residents to access the state's law.