State Representative Paul Baumbach introduced HB 150, a Death with Dignity bill, on May 28, 2015. The bill was tabled in Committee and is no longer going to be considered in the 2015-2016 session.
The 2015-2016 session was the first time a Death with Dignity bill was introduced in the Delaware legislature.
While the bill did not have enough support to move forward, another bill in the same session related to end-of-life options did become law. HB 64, Delaware Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment Act, established a different end-of-life option.
With more than a quarter of Delaware’s population reaching age 60 in the next few years, Death with Dignity and related topics will continue to pique the public’s interest.
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