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Status of Medical Aid in Dying

Faced with a terminal diagnosis, people in your state 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.

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Utah’s End of Life Options Act Sees its First Hearing in Five Years
February 15, 2022

Bill Would Have Allowed Terminally Ill Utahns the Option to Die Peacefully, Not Painfully  (Salt Lake City, UT) Today, for the first time in five years, Utah lawmakers held a hearing on a bill that would have allowed terminally ill Utah adults the option to peacefully end their suffering if it becomes unbearable. The bill…

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‘Death with dignity’ advocates persist in Utah despite heavy opposition
January 22, 2020

On January 22, 2020, Utah Rep. Jen Daily-Provost was quoted in the Daily Herald about her support for medical aid-in-dying legislation, “Dailey-Provost said the proposal reflects the goal of a society that respects life and the hope that everyone should have the most fulfilling and meaningful life possible. That includes being able to ‘preserve the…

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Utah Disabilities Group Endorses Aid-in Dying Legislation
February 25, 2016

(Utah – Feb 25, 2016) This week, the The Utah Chapter of the Legislative Coalition for People with Disabilities expressed its support for the End of Life Options Act (H.B. 264), a bill modeled after Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act, which would authorize terminally ill adults in Utah to seek medical aid in dying should their suffering become…

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VICTORY: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the improved End-of-Life Options Act.

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