Legislation in New York needs your support
Support the right of terminally ill adults in New York to end their lives peacefully, in a dignified way, surrounded by family and loved ones.
IMPORTANT UPDATE, MAY 1, 2022: New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act remains stuck in The Health Committee. Write your state legislators now — tell them it’s time to prioritize Death with Dignity.
Dying people should not have to suffer against their wishes.
What is the Medical Aid in Dying Act?
If New York’s law passes, a patient requesting aid-in-dying medication will have to be at least 18 years old, mentally capable of making and communicating health care decisions, and diagnosed with a terminal disease that will result in death within six months.
Medical aid in dying does not create more deaths. It gives those who are dying a medical option to end their suffering.
You can read the full text of New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act on the New York State Assembly website.
Timeline of the Medical Aid in Dying Act in New York
The New York Medical Aid in Dying Act (A4321) was reintroduced in the New York State Assembly on February 1st of this year.
Bill is in the Health Committee in the State Assembly. We must encourage legislators to move it forward for a full floor vote
The COVID-19 pandemic closes the Legislature, and the Medical Aid in Dying Act can’t move forward.
The Medical Aid In Dying Act is reintroduced in the Legislature. Polling shows 67 percent support the legislation.
A Quinnipiac University poll shows 63 percent of New York residents support medical aid in dying.
The Medical Aid in Dying Act is introduced in the Legislature, passes the Health committee, and never comes up for a vote.