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In 2023, the North Carolina legislature introduced H877. If passed, this bill would require the North Carolina Institute of Medicine to study the effects of legalizing 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.
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Session Ends, Bill Carries Over to 2024 Legislative Session
Bill Does Not Move Forward
H780, The North Carolina End of Life Options Act, is introduced with bipartisan support. This is a significant step forward in North Carolina. The bill does not advance.
Bill Fails to Advance
HB 879, the North Carolina End of Life Option Act, an assisted-dying bill, is introduced but does not advance.
Bill 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.