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

New York

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Click here to sign our petition and support an aid-in-dying law in New York.

Tremendous public and legislative enthusiasm in New York helped launch a campaign and get a bill introduced within a few months’ time.

A death-with-dignity bill has been introduced in New York. Responding to strong interest among lawmakers in Albany and brisk growth in our New York grass roots, Compassion & Choices decided to commit campaign resources to the Empire State. We quickly partnered with a highly respected State Senator and made sure she met with Brittany Maynard’s widow, Dan Diaz, when he was in New York in January. State Senator Diane Savino and co-sponsor Sen. Brad Hoylman introduced the New York End of Life Options Act in the state legislature in February and are currently building legislative support for their bill.

In October 2015, Compassion & Choices touted a new, non-partisan poll showing that three out of four New York voters support aid in dying. Compassion & Choices also announced the expansion of its New York advocacy campaign with the hiring of veteran legislative campaigner, Corinne A. Carey, as its New York State Campaign Director.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Long Island, New York
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
510 Sweet Hollow Road
Melville, NY 11747
6:30 – 8 pm
Expanding Options at the End of Life: Changing the Law to Allow for Medical Aid in Dying in New York State
An event to identify and engage supporters for a Long Island Action Team
(light refreshments provided; open to the public)
Email [email protected] for more information

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
New York State
Launch of “Ask Your Doctor” campaign!

Sunday, March 13, 2016
Rochester, New York
Interfaith Impact of New York State Panel on Aid in Dying
2:00 – 4:30 pm
First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14610
NYS Campaign Director Corinne Carey will speak on a panel alongside aid in dying supporter Dr. Timothy Quill, and opponents Diane Coleman from Not Dead Yet and JJ Hanson from the Patients Rights Action Fund. For more information, please email [email protected]

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Albany, New York
12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Death with Dignity-Albany
Moving From Thought to Action: How YOU Can Make a Difference!”
Wm. K. Sanford Town Library (Colonie)
629 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
(light refreshments; open to the public)

Thursday, March 30, 2016 (tentative)
Syracuse, New York
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society
Expanding Options at the End of Life: Changing the Law to Allow for Medical Aid in Dying in New York State
(light refreshments provided; open to the public)

Tuesday, April 12th
Albany, New York
Healthcare Providers & Doctors for Dignity Lobby Day
NYS Capitol
11 am – 3 pm
For more information, contact [email protected]

Tuesday, May 10th
Albany, New York
C&C New York Spring Lobby Day
NYS Capitol
11 am – 3 pm
For more information, contact [email protected]

Sunday, June 12, 2016
Ossining, New York
Ethical Society Film Festival
“How to Die in Oregon” screening
For more information, contact [email protected]

 

Resources

Virtual Volunteer Convening

Click above to listen to a recording of the virtual volunteer convening we held in November 2015.

Eagle Point Strategies NY Statewide Survey- October 2015

Click to see the results of our non-partisan poll, which found that three out of four New York voters support aid in dying.

Compassion & Choices Advance Planning Guidance

Comprehensive guidance on advance planning, including for those facing dementia, from Compassion & Choices is available here.

New York State Advanced Planning Resources

The New York State Department of Health has state-specific end-of-life planning information available here.
Download the state-approved health care proxy here.

New York State MOLST

New York State honors Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment; the forms and information are available here.

Contact Information

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

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Contact your elected officials.

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