End-of-Life Choice, Death with Dignity, Palliative Care and Counseling

Maryland

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Compassion & Choices volunteers and staff are working overtime to advance legislation to authorize aid in dying in Maryland. The Richard E. Israel and Roger “Pip” Moyer Death with Dignity Act is now House Bill 1021 and Senate Bill 676. Now is the time for Marylanders to turn out and show their support!

One hundred Marylanders came out for the March 4th Citizen Lobby Day in Annapolis. They also showed their commitment to end-of-life choices for the TV cameras covering the mid-day press conference with legislators and advocates. Help keep the momentum going and make sure lawmakers know there is widespread support for death with dignity in Maryland! If you can attend the events listed below, please let us know by sending an RSVP E-mail to this E-mail address: [email protected].

A hearing for HB 1021 in the House Judiciary & Health and Government Operations Committees on Friday March 6th at 1:30 PM Eastern.
A hearing for SB 676 in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday March 10th at 1:00 PM Eastern.

In the meantime, click the blue box in the upper right corner of this page to personalize a letter to your state lawmakers telling them to support the Death With Dignity Act. Phone calls are even more powerful, so find your elected representatives’ contact information here.

Resources

The Maryland MOLST Website

MOLST (Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) makes your treatment wishes known to health care professionals. For more information about how to use this form, follow the link to the website.

Maryland MOLST Informational Website

Maryland Advance Directive

If your end-of-life plans aren’t in place yet, follow the link below to find the most recent forms and resources for end-of-life planning.
MARYLAND END-OF-LIFE RESOURCES PAGE

Local Groups

To get involved with like-minded supporters near where you live in Maryland, send an email to contacts.mdat.c[email protected] and you will get a reply back from a local group leader.

Contact Information

To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices please contact [email protected] via email or call 800-247-7421.

Contact your elected officials.

Call an End-of-Life Consultant 800-247-7421

Local Groups

If you would like information on your local chapter please use the contact information below:

Maryland
Sally Hunt
[email protected]
1-800-409-3137