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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.
Bill Introduced and Sent to House Judiciary Committee
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.
Bill Does Not Move Forward
The Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act (HB6600/S2112) is introduced January 6. The bill does not move forward.