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In 2024, the Kentucky legislature introduced HB285. If passed, this bill would allow residents in Kentucky 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.
Bill Introduced and Sent to Committee
In January, the Kentucky General Assembly introduces HB285 and it is referred to the Committee on Committees.
On February 15, the Kentucky General Assembly introduces the Kentucky Our Care, Our Options Act (HB304). The bill fails to move forward.
Bill Fails to Move Forward
On January 4, the Kentucky General Assembly introduced HB149, the Kentucky Our Care, Our Options Act. The bill fails to move forward.
First Aid-in-Dying Bill Introduced
On January 8, for the first time Kentucky introduces their aid-in-dying bill HB 224. he bill is referred to Health and Family Services but does not advance.