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The Washington Death with Dignity Act went into effect on March 5, 2009.
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On April 6, Governor Jay Inslee signs SB 5179 into law. This amendment increases access to the Death with Dignity Act. The law goes into effect July 23, 2023.
The following changes include:
Amendment Fails to Pass
HB1141 does not advance in the 2022 legislative session.
Amendment Stalls in Legislature
Lawmakers introduce an amendment, Increasing Access to the Death with Dignity Act, HB1141, on January 12. The bill successfully navigates house committee and floor votes before stalling.
Washington Death with Dignity Act Goes Into effect
Washington Voters Approve Death With Dignity Act, 58 to 42 percent