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CURRENT STATUS: Pending Bills

We’re Building Momentum in Rhode Island

In 2024, the Rhode Island legislature introduced the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act (H7100/S2093). If passed, this bill would allow residents in Rhode Island to access to 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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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Rhode Island

2024

2024

Bill Introduced and Sent to House Judiciary Committee

  •  The House Judiciary committee recommends that H7100 be held for further study. The bill does not advance.
  • H7100 has a public hearing scheduled on February 15.
  • In January, the Rhode Island legislature introduced the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act (H7100/S2093). Both bills are referred to their respective Judiciary Committees.

2023

2023

A public hearing is held in the House Judiciary Committee for the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act. The bill is held for further study and does not advance.

  • In June, the session ends and the bills do not advance.
  • In March, the House Judiciary Committee holds a public hearing for HB5210. After the hearing the bill is held for further study.
  • On January 19 the Lila Manfield  Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act (H5210/S126) is introduced and referred to the House and Senate Judiciary Committee. 

2022

2022

Bill Does Not Move Forward

The Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act (HB6600/S2112) is introduced January 6. The bill does not move forward.