Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Delaware residents deserve the full range end-of-life care options, including medical aid in dying. Medical aid in dying allows terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully.

The Ron Silverio/Heather Block Delaware End of Life Options Act (HB 140), named for two deceased Compassion & Choices’ storytellers who advocated passionately for the bill was reintroduced for the 2021/2022 legislative session on June 30, 2021. The bill was released by the House Health & Human Development Committee on January 19, 2022, but did not advance further during the 2021/2022 session.

Polling Data

By a two-to-one margin, Delaware residents feel that allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives should be an end-of-life option in the state. Read the Delaware polling memo.

Take Action

  • Contact Your Lawmakers: Urge your lawmakers to support medical aid in dying legislation.
  • Share your Story: Stories have the power to change minds. Submit your experience with end-of-life issues, and we'll help you get your story out.
  • Sign up to volunteer: Join others to help enact legislation that improves care and expands end-of-life choice.
  • Attend an Event: Meet others while learning more about end of life options.

Learn about medical aid in dying: This summary provides you with everything you need to know about medical aid in dying.

Tools and Resources

simple blue medical cross graphic.For Patients Access the Delaware Advance Directive  

 

 

tools for end of life planning and decision making.End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.  

 

 

advance care planning and resources in Spanish, espanol.Los recursos en Español Los recursos en Español.  

 

 

answers to questions about COVID-19, including treatment and end of life.COVID-19 Toolkit Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.  

 

 

tools for end of life planning and decision making.Resources for Providers Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.