State Advocacy

State laws concerning medical aid in dying have become increasingly important issues for public discourse. Compassion & Choices believes in the need for state level advocacy for medical aid in dying.

Medical aid in dying is an issue that has gained traction across many states and jurisdictions since its first legislative proposal in Oregon back in 1994. While some states have been more progressive than others when it comes to this sensitive topic, it is becoming increasingly evident that there is a need for unified state-level advocacy when it comes to medical aid in dying. This could involve creating legislation that outlines clear rights and protections for those who wish to pursue end-of-life options as well as providing guidance on reporting requirements and enforcement mechanisms.

Use the map below to see find resources in your state and find out how you can get involved.

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  • Medical Aid in Dying Authorized
  • States with Medical Aid-in-Dying Legislation
  • States with Compassion & Choices Organized Volunteer Efforts
  • States with pending legislation changes