Information for Health Care Providers

Individuals considering end-of-life decisions have many questions at this difficult time and may turn to their health care providers for guidance. We have provided this page of resources to help physicians and other health care providers better understand the issues surrounding end-of-life care and physician-assisted death.

Death with Dignity Acts

At this time, three states have enacted Death with Dignity Acts: Oregon, Washington, and Vermont. Learn more about the Death with Dignity laws:

Oregon

Vermont

Washington

Around the Nation

Death with Dignity and other end-of-life care legislation is frequently introduced in legislatures across the country. Visit our National Efforts page for the most up-to-date information.

Frequently Asked Questions

More helpful information can be found on our Physicians' Frequently Asked Questions page.

Additional Resources

You may find the following resources helpful as you learn about end-of-life care and decisions.

Defend dignity. Take action.

You are the key to ensuring well-crafted Death with Dignity laws for all Americans. With your financial and volunteer help, the Death with Dignity National Center, a 501(c)(3), non-partisan, nonprofit organization, has been the leading advocate in the Death with Dignity movement. Individual contributions helped us pass new Death with Dignity laws in Washington and Vermont, defend the Oregon law, and provide education and outreach programs for the vitality of the Death with Dignity movement.

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