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We’re Building Momentum in North Carolina

Help bring Death with Dignity to your state! 

We’re continuing the fight to ensure people with terminal illness can decide how and when to die on their own terms. 

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Timeline of Death with Dignity in North Carolina

2021

2021

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.

2019

2019

HB 879, the North Carolina End of Life Option Act, an assisted-dying bill, is introduced but does not advance.

2017

2017

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.

2015

2015

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.