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Personal stories help people understand the importance of Death with Dignity legislation, and how it's being enacted.
In 2023, Michigan lawmakers introduced the Death with Dignity Act (SB681). If passed, this would allow residents of Michigan to access 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.
Session Ends, Bill Carries Over to 2024 Legislative Session
In November, the Michigan Legislature introduces the Michigan Death with Dignity Act (SB681). The bill is referred to the Committee on Health Policy. The bill will carryover to the 2024 session.
Bill Did Not Advance
On March 30, Representative Tom Cochran and Pam Farris introduce the Death with Dignity Act (HB4461). The bill does not advance.
Ballot Initiative Attempt
Proposal B, an aid-in-dying measure modeled after the Oregon law is listed on the ballot. 71% of Michigan voters vote no on the ballot initiative, and it does not pass.
Aid in Dying Attempts Do Not Pass
Four legislative attempts to pass Death with Dignity are unsuccessful.