Hawai‘i is the 7th U.S. jurisdiction to have a death with dignity statute. The Our Care, Our Choice Act went into effect on January 1, 2019.
In the 2019 legislative session, SB 536 was proposed, adding safeguards to the original law.
On July 1, 2019, the Department of Health released a report on the first five months of implementation. Learn more →
Efforts to pass a death with dignity law in Hawai‘i date back almost two decades.
Resources and Additional Information
About the Statute and Implementation
- Full text of the Our Care, Our Choice Act
- Hawai‘i Department of Health
- Usage reports:
Resources for Patients
- Hawai‘i Department of Health’s information for patients
- How to access Our Care, Our Choice Act
- Forms for patients: