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Personal stories help people understand the importance of Death with Dignity legislation, and how it's being enacted.
In January, 2023, State Senators Ghazala Hashmi and Jennifer Boysko introduced SB930. If passed, this would allow residents of Virginia to access 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.
On January 6, 2023, SB930 is introduced and has been sent to the Committee on Health and Education. The bill fails to be voted out of the Senate Health and Education Committee.
SB668 is referred from the Senate Judiciary Committee to the Senate Education and Health Committee, where it receives a public hearing. A tie vote stalls the bill and it does not pass.
First hearing takes place
The Virginia Medical Aid in Dying Act, HB1649, is heard in the House of Delegates Committee for the Courts of Justice. The bill is “continued to 2021” by a voice vote in February, then left at the Courts of Justice on December 4. The bill sits on a list of “failed legislation” with the House Courts of Justice in the 2021 session
First bill introduced
Virginia State Delegate Kaye Kory (D-38) introduces HB2713, the Virginia Death with Dignity Act. The bill does not advance.
The Virginia Joint Commission on Healthcare publishes, “Medical Aid in Dying: A Final Report.” Following a period of public comment, the Commission votes 10 to 6 to take no further action.