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CURRENT STATUS: NO ACTIVE LEGISLATION

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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Virginia

2022

2022

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.

2020

2020

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

2019

2019

First bill introduced

Virginia State Delegate Kaye Kory (D-38) introduces HB2713, the Virginia Death with Dignity Act. The bill does not advance. 

2018

2018

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.