Virginia

Status of Medical Aid in Dying

On January 9, 2024, Del. Patrick Hope filed HB858, and on January 10, Sen. Ghazala Hashmi filed SB280, mirror bills that, if passed, would authorize medical aid for dying in Virginia. Both bills moved successfully through their initial committees. On February 13, 2024, HB858 failed to pass in the House. On February 9, SB 280 was voted to pass (21 -19) by the VA Senate. This bill then went to the House committees to follow the passage process after “crossover day” on February 13. On March 4, SB280 was heard in the House Committee on Courts of Justice, which decided, via voice vote, to carry the bill over to 2025. No further action will take place until the 2025 session.

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Bills to authorize medical aid in dying in Virginia have officially been filed! Please take two minutes right now and let your lawmakers know that supporting the End of Life Options Act is a top priority for you.

 

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Virginia residents were recently polled about their support for this compassionate option. Regardless of their political affiliation, religion, age, race and other factors, seven out of 10 Virginians voiced their support. Learn more.

 

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Terminally Ill VA Woman “Deeply Disappointed” State Legislature Fails to Pass Medical Aid-in-Dying Bill
January 26, 2023

A Falls Church woman with terminal pancreatic cancer expressed deep disappointment that the Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee voted today 9-5 to uphold the Senate Subcommittee on Health Professions’ 5-4 vote last Friday to reject medical aid-in-dying legislation. Since the vote means the bill cannot pass in 2023 and she only has a prognosis of 2-5 months to live,…

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