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HB 879, the North Carolina End of Life Option Act, an assisted dying bill, did not advance in the North Carolina General Assembly in the 2019 session.

  • HB 879
    • Introduced on April 16, 2019.
    • Sponsored by North Carolina State Representative Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), John Hardister (R-Guilford), Chuck McGrady (R-Henderson), and Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe), with 8 co-sponsors.

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Tell North Carolina Legislators to Support Death with Dignity Legislation

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Urge your State Representative and Senator to support this legislation!

The North Carolina General Assembly in the 2019 session did not advance a death with dignity bill, which would have allowed qualified adult residents of North Carolina with a terminal illness 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. Send a letter to your North Carolina State Representative and Senator to urge their support for this legislation in the next session.

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History

2017

North Carolina State Representative Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford), together with co-sponsors Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe) and Graig Meyer (D-Durham), re-introduced a medical aid in dying bill in the 2017 session as HB 789, End of Life Option Act. The bill was rolled over to 2018 and did not advance.

2015

Representatives Harrison and Fisher, together with three co-sponsors, filed HB 611, the North Carolina Death with Dignity Act, in April 2015. The bill was referred to the Judiciary Committee and later rolled over to the second year of the biennium session.

The 2015 session was the first time a death with dignity bill was considered in the North Carolina legislature.

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Take Action

Tell North Carolina Legislators to Support Death with Dignity Legislation

Send a Letter ›

Urge your State Representative and Senator to support this legislation!

The North Carolina General Assembly in the 2019 session did not advance a death with dignity bill, which would have allowed qualified adult residents of North Carolina with a terminal illness 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. Send a letter to your North Carolina State Representative and Senator to urge their support for this legislation in the next session.

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