The 2021 "Physician Imprisonment Act" (SB 290), which would have criminalized Montana doctors for providing care aligned with their patients’ end-of-life wishes, failed to advance on the Senate floor on March 1.
Medical aid in dying became available in Montana when the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of terminally ill U.S. Marine veteran Bob Baxter, in 2009, finding that “[The] Rights of the Terminally Ill Act clearly provides that terminally ill patients are entitled to autonomous end-of-life decisions.”
Compassion & Choices works to educate Montanans, including health care professionals and health systems administrators, to ensure access to the full range of end-of-life care options and promote institutional policies that allow eligible patients to access medical aid in dying if they choose.
Tools and Resources
For Patients Access the Montana 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.