In Oregon

Overview and History

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act has been tested many times, starting with when the Oregon voters approved of the state's law in 1994, reiterated their support in 1997, and through the multiple court challenges until the US Supreme Court's ruling in 2006. Oregon's law went into effect in 1997.

State of Oregon Annual Reports

The Oregon Department of Human Services monitors and enforces compliance with the Oregon Death with Dignity Law and produces an annual report each spring.

According to Oregon Department of Human Services, 105 terminally ill patients used the Oregon law to hasten their own deaths in 2014.

Oregon Resources

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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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