Aid in dying is now legal in Vermont! The state made history in May by being the first to pass an aid-in-dying law through the legislative process.
Vermont is now the fourth state to affirmatively allow physician aid in dying and the first in the East. Compassion & Choices worked alongside Patient Choices Vermont to achieve this landmark victory and will continue to support advocates in the state as it begins to implement the practice.
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.
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, download and complete the following Advance Directive
Contact Linda Waite-Simpson, State Director, 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 our National Volunteer Coordinator, Marina Shuman via email or call 800-247-7421.