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HB 5417, An Act Concerning End-of-Life Care, an assisted dying bill, was raised in the Connecticut General Assembly on March 2, 2018, and referred to the Joint Committee on Public Health. A hearing on the bill took place on March 20.


Connecticut has considered physician-assisted dying bills several times.

The first attempts came in 1995 (HB 6928, SB 334) and 1997 (HB 6083), at the time Oregon was considering its own Death with Dignity Act. After Washington passed the second Death with Dignity statute in the nation, the issue returned to the Connecticut legislature in 2009 (SB 1138).

Bills considered in the following years received Committee hearings but were not put up for a vote:


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