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Current Status

Ohio did not consider death with dignity legislation in the 2019-2020 biennium. An aid-in-dying bill will likely be introduced in 2021.

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Polling

An October 2018 survey by Public Policy Polling found 87 percent of Ohioans support the right to “die in as humane and dignified a manner as they see fit,” while 75 percent support death with dignity legislation.

Our Partner

We are advocating for death with dignity in Ohio with our local partner, Ohio End of Life Options.

History

In the 2018 legislative session, Ohio State Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) sponsored SB 249, Ohio Aid in Dying Act, with co-sponsors Ohio State Senators Joseph Schiavoni (D-33) and Kenny Yuko (D-25). A sponsor hearing on the bill took place in April; the bill did not advance.

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