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


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Compassion & Choices volunteers and staff worked overtime to move legislation to authorize aid in dying in Maryland in late 2014 and early 2015. The Richard E. Israel and Roger “Pip” Moyer Death with Dignity Act (House Bill 1021 and Senate Bill 676) gained unprecedented traction in just a few months’ time.

Marylanders turned out to show their support in big ways! One hundred Marylanders came out for the March 4th Citizen Lobby Day in Annapolis and dozens testified at two legislative hearings in Annapolis. They also showed their commitment to end-of-life choices for journalists and TV cameras covering these events. The momentum in Maryland was explosive during the 2015 legislative session and we want lawmakers to know widespread support for death with dignity persists in Maryland!

Please 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. Use the contact information below to find more ways to get involved in Maryland!


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.

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:

Sally Hunt
[email protected]