General Information Packet
Vermont’s Governor signed the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act less than two years ago, and stories of how it is benefitting Vermonters are now coming in.
The aid-in-dying law in Vermont is gradually being implemented and the state’s Department of Health is monitoring its use. A total of five aid-in-dying prescriptions have been written under Act 39, and now family and friends of two Vermonters who took the medication have spoken publicly about the experience, characterizing it as peaceful. Certainly many more Vermonters have achieved comfort and peace of mind because of the law, and countless more will. C&C continues to educate the public and health care communities, and is actively working to protect this end-of-life option during the 2015 legislative session.
Forms for Patients and Physicians
Compassion & Choices Vermont provides information about aid-in-dying to you, your patients, and other medical providers. Our Medical Directors are available to answer your questions. We can help coordinate the aid-in-dying process and can provide all the information you need to comply with the law.
If you have never participated in this legal process or need a review you may want to read the Compassion & Choices Vermont Physician Guide.
You can read the entire Vermont Aid-in-Dying Law here.
Click here for advice on how to talk to your doctor about the Vermont law.
Prescribing (“Attending”) Physicians
These are the forms the state requires you to complete. We provide instructions to complete the form and the entire legal process.
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.
VERMONT END-OF-LIFE RESOURCES PAGE
Contact Linda Waite-Simpson, State Director, by email or phone (802-881-3189) to learn more about what Compassion & Choices is doing in Vermont and how you can help. If you are interested in accessing the law please call our client consultation specialists at 1-800-247-7421.
To learn how you can get involved with Compassion & Choices please contact [email protected] via email or call 800-247-7421.