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On January 5, 2017, Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D-Salt Lake City) introduced HB 76, End of Life Options Act.

On February 9, 2017, the bill was tabled. For the third year a medical aid-in-dying bill was introduced, and for the third year did not make it out of committee.

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History

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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