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CURRENT STATUS: NO ACTIVE LEGISLATION

Let’s bring Death with Dignity to New York

Adults with terminal illness should have the right to end their lives peacefully, in a dignified way, surrounded by family and loved ones. 

New York’s Death with Dignity bill did not pass out of committee during the 2022 legislative session, but our advocacy efforts helped pick up key support to build momentum towards next year’s fight.

Make sure your New York State Assembly members know that you expect them to both consider and pass a Death with Dignity bill next session. Write them today!

New York

Timeline of Death with Dignity in New York

2022

2022

The New York Medical Aid in Dying Act (A.4321/S.6471) fails to pass.

2021

2021

The New York Medical Aid in Dying Act (A.4321) was reintroduced in the New York State Assembly on February 1st of this year.

2020

2020

The COVID-19 pandemic closes the Legislature, and the Medical Aid in Dying Act can’t 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.