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Colorado

CURRENT STATUS: ENACTED

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Colorado’s End of Life Options Act passed in 2016.

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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Colorado

2024

2024

Amendment Introduced

  • A public hearing has been scheduled for SB068 in the Health and Human Services Committee on Feb. 29. The motion passes 7-1 in favor with amendments.

The Colorado legislature introduces SB068, an amendment to the Colorado’s End of Life Options Act. The bill is referred to to the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.

This amendment would:

  • Add advanced practice nurse practitioners as evaluators and prescribers.
  • Reduce the waiting period from 15 days to 7 days.
  • Allow providers to reduce the mandatory waiting period to 48 hours if the patient is unlikely to survive.

2016

2016

Colorado End of Life Options Act Passes

In November, Colorado voters pass Proposition 106, the End of Life Options Act, by 65 to 35 percent. The law goes into effect on December 16.