Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Maryland residents deserve the full range of options for care at the end of life, 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.

Despite unprecedented momentum to pass the Maryland End of Life Option Act, the Maryland legislature has decided not to take action on the bill due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will not stop working in the state, and we are pivoting our focus to preparing for the 2022 legislative session.

Our goal to authorize medical aid in dying in Maryland can't happen without the support of our volunteer base. Join an Action Team in your area to help our efforts and meet people who are as passionate about end-of-life options as you are.

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Polling Data

Graphic depicting 6 in 10 Maryland residents support medical aid in dying

Read Compassion & Choices’ full polling data information including additional polling for Maryland.

Tools and Resources

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For Patients
Access the Maryland 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.