HB 879, the North Carolina End of Life Option Act, an assisted dying bill, is under consideration in the North Carolina General Assembly.
- 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.
Write your North Carolina State Legislators to urge their support for HB 879, the North Carolina End of Life Option Act
The North Carolina General Assembly is again considering a death with dignity bill. HB 879, the North Carolina End of Life Option Act, will allow 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.
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.
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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