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On January 22, 2018, Utah State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck introduced House Bill 210, End of Life Options Act, making this the fourth time she has introduced similar legislation. Join our efforts to make end-of-life options a reality in Utah by clicking here. Let’s advance medical aid-in-dying legislation together.

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History

On January 5, 2017, Representative Chavez-Houck introduced House Bill 76, End of Life Options Act. Compassion & Choices volunteers sent letters urging their legislators to support the bill, visited their elected officials, held numerous organizing events and told their stories. However, on February 9, 2017, the bill was tabled.

Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck introduced similar bills in 2015 and 2016. Both attempts were tabled.

Utah State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck introduced two similar bills in 2015 and 2016. Both attempts were tabled, being sent for further study.

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/ February 25, 2016

Utah Disabilities Group Endorses Aid-in Dying Legislation

(Utah – Feb 25, 2016) This week, the The Utah Chapter of the Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities expressed its support for the End of Life Options Act (H.B. 264), a bill modeled after Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, which would authorize terminally ill adults in Utah to seek medical aid in dying should their suffering become […]

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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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