Legislation in North Carolina Needs Your Support
Adults with terminal illness should have the right to end their lives peacefully, in a dignified way, surrounded by family and loved ones.
In partnership with Death with Dignity, Dying Right NC is working to ensure people in North Carolina with a terminal illness can choose to die in a peaceful, humane manner in a place and time of their choosing.
Will you fight with us to work toward a Death with Dignity law for North Carolina?
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Timeline of Death with Dignity in North Carolina
H780, The North Carolina End of Life Options Act, is introduced with bipartisan support. This is a significant step forward in North Carolina.
HB 879, the North Carolina End of Life Option Act, an assisted-dying bill, is introduced but does not advance.
North Carolina State Representative Pricey Harrison re-introduces a medical aid in dying bill as HB 789, End of Life Option Act. The bill rolls over to 2018 and does not advance.
First introduction of a death with dignity bill
Representatives Harrison and Fisher file HB 611, the North Carolina Death with Dignity Act, in April 2015. The bill is referred to the Judiciary Committee and later rolls over to the second year of the biennium session.
The 2015 session is the first time a Death with Dignity bill is considered in the North Carolina legislature.