Death with Dignity Updates in Other States:
MARYLAND - while Maryland will not pass their End of Life Option Act this year, their have been significant strides forward through committee hearings in both chambers.
HAWAI‘I - in Hawaii, a bill stalled in a Senate Committee but Death with Dignity will continue to build a coalition of supporters and allies and raise awareness throughout the state.
NEW YORK - New York's End of Life Options group continues to pursue the Patient Self-Determination Act.
MAINE - in preparation for next year’s session in Maine, Death with Dignity is assisting their partner organization, It’s MyDeath, in raising awareness with educational events. For a state-by-state overview of Death with Dignity legislation, see the map below:
In states where there is no legislative activity, Death With Dignity National Center is supporting the efforts of the grass-roots organizations in Ohio, Virginia, and Texas.