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CURRENT STATUS: Pending Bills

We’re Building Momentum in New York

Last year, New York’s legislature reintroduced the Medical Aid in Dying Act, but the bill did not make it out of committee.

In January, we’re counting on leaders in the legislature to reintroduce the bill, and they need our support!

SIGN OUR PETITION to say that it’s time to pass New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act and expand the right to Death with Dignity to over 20 million New Yorkers.

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. People travel from all over the world to access New York’s doctors and hospitals. New Yorkers shouldn’t have to leave the state to receive the care they need at the end of life.

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Timeline of Death with Dignity in New York

2022

2022

More letters to lawmakers are sent in support of the bills than ever before. Supporters and advocates send over 3600 letters to lawmakers. Medical Aid in Dying Act (A.4321/S.6471) fails to pass.

2021

2021

The New York Medical Aid in Dying Act (A.4321) is reintroduced in the New York State Assembly on February 1.

2020

2020

The COVID-19 pandemic closes the legislature, and the Medical Aid in Dying Act does not move forward.

2019

2019

The Medical Aid In Dying Act is reintroduced in the legislature. Polling shows 67 percent support the legislation.

2018

2018

A Quinnipiac University poll shows 63 percent of New York residents support medical aid in dying.

2016

2016

The Medical Aid in Dying Act is introduced in the legislature, passes the Health Committee, and never comes up for a vote.