Legislation in Virginia Needs Your Support
Adults with terminal illness should have the right to end their lives peacefully, in a dignified way, surrounded by family and loved ones.
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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Virginia
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.
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 2020, then left at the Courts of Justice on December 4, 2020. 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 did not advance.
The Virginia Joint Commission on Healthcare in September 2018 publishes a report: “Medical Aid in Dying: A Final Report.” Following a period of public comment, the Commission voted 10 to 6 to take no further action.