Faced with a terminal diagnosis, Massachusetts 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.
In January 2023, bills in both the House in Senate were filed that would authorize aid in dying (HD.2342/SD.265*). In May 2022, new polling shows record (77%) support among Massachusetts residents for medical aid-in-dying legislation, including majorities across the Commonwealth's regional, political and racial spectrum. Read more here.
*These bills numbers are subject to change once the bills are assigned to committees.
Tools and Resources
For Patients Access the Massachusetts Advance Directive
End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.
Los recursos en Español Los recursos en Español.
COVID-19 Toolkit Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.
Resources for Providers Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.