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The Washington Death with Dignity Act went into effect on March 5, 2009. 

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Timeline of Death with Dignity in Washington

2022

2022

HB1141 does not advance in the 2022 legislative session.

2021

2021

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.

2009

2009

Washington Death with Dignity Act goes into effect.

2008

2008

Washington voters approve Death With Dignity Act, 58 to 42 percent.