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In January, 2023, New York’s legislature introduced the Medical Aid in Dying Act (A995/S2445). If passed, this would allow residents of New York to access medical aid in dying.
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.
Session Ends, Bills Cross Over to 2024 Legislative Session
Advocacy for Medical Aid in Dying Act
More letters to lawmakers are sent in support of the bills than ever before. Supporters and advocates send over 3600 letters to lawmakers. The Medical Aid in Dying Act (A.4321/S.6471) fails to pass.
Bill is Reintroduced
The New York Medical Aid in Dying Act (A.4321) is reintroduced in the New York State Assembly on February 1.
COVID Stalls Bill
The COVID-19 pandemic closes the legislature, and the Medical Aid in Dying Act does not move forward.
Positive Polling for Legislation
The Medical Aid In Dying Act is reintroduced in the legislature. Polling shows 67 percent support the legislation.
A Quinnipiac University poll shows 63 percent of New York residents support medical aid in dying.
Medical Aid in Dying Act Voted Out of Health Committee
The Medical Aid in Dying Act is introduced in the legislature, passes the Health Committee, and never comes up for a vote.