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Current Status

The Georgia General Assembly is considering an aid in dying bill, SB 291, the Death with Dignity Act. The bill is in Committee.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Georgia state legislature suspended its 2020 session, and the bill will likely not advance.

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Urge Your State Representative and Senator to Support SB 291, the Death with Dignity Act

An aid in dying bill is under consideration in the Georgia General Assembly for the first time in history. Modeled on the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, SB 291 would allow qualified, terminally-ill adult residents of Wisconsin to legally obtain a prescription from their physician for medications to end their life peacefully, in a dignified way, at the place and time of their choosing.

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SB 291

  • Introduced on January 14, 2020
  • Full text of SB 291
  • Legislative history of SB 291
  • Sponsors: Georgia State Senators Steve Henson (D-Stone Mountain) and Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta)
  • Referred to Senate Health and Human Services Committee

History

The 2020 bill is the first ever death with dignity proposal to be introduced in the Georgia General Assembly.

Take Action

Tell Your State Legislators to Support the Georgia Death with Dignity Act

Send a Letter ›

Urge Your State Representative and Senator to Support SB 291, the Death with Dignity Act

An aid in dying bill is under consideration in the Georgia General Assembly for the first time in history. Modeled on the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, SB 291 would allow qualified, terminally-ill adult residents of Wisconsin to legally obtain a prescription from their physician for medications to end their life peacefully, in a dignified way, at the place and time of their choosing.