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Iowa

CURRENT STATUS: Pending Bills

We’re Building Momentum in Iowa

The Iowa legislature has introduced Iowa Our Care, Our Options Act (HF533/HF612/HF2288/SF2101). If passed, this bill would allow residents in Iowa to access to medical aid in dying.

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Death with Dignity laws have been proven effective at improving healthcare quality at the end of life, regardless of whether or not an individual chooses to hasten their death.

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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Iowa

2024

2024

Bills Referred to Committee

  • HF2288, a companion bill to SF2101 has been referred to the Health and Human Services Committee.
  • The Iowa legislature introduces the Our Care, Our Options Act (SF2101), and it has been referred to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

2023

2023

Session Ends, Bills Carry Over to 2024 Legislative Session

  • The session ends on May 4, and the bills cross over to the next legislative session in 2024.
  • In March, Iowa lawmakers introduce the Our Care, Our Options Act (HF533/HF612). The bills are referred to their respective committees.

2022

2022

Bill Does Not Advance

Iowa lawmakers introduce the Our Care, Our Options Act (HF475), and it is referred to the Human Resources Committee. The bill does not move forward.

2021

2021

Bill Introduced But Does Not Move Forward

HF475 is introduced February 10. The bill does not move forward.