Facts about SB 249, Ohio Aid in Dying Act
Read the Fact Sheet to learn about the eligibility requirements, benefits, and safeguard that would come with passing SB 249, as well as facts about how the law has been implemented in Oregon.
Oregon Death with Dignity Act Summary
Summary of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act & 2016 Report by Ohio End of Life Options: It’s important to learn about the details of the law. There are parameters for who qualifies to use the law. People who have diagnosis that include the possibility of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease do not qualify because people need to be mentally capable adults with 6 months or less to live because of a terminal diagnosis that is corroborated by their primary physician and another physician.
State Health Department Resources for Aid in Dying Laws
- Oregon: Death with Dignity Act passed in 1994, implemented in 1997
- Washington: Death with Dignity Act; 2008/2009
- Vermont: Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act; 2013
- California: End of Life Option Act; 2015/2016
- Colorado: End-of-Life Options Act; 2016
- Washington, D.C.: Death with Dignity Act; 2016/2017
- Hawaii: Our Care, Our Choice Act; 2018/2019
- New Jersey: Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act; 2019
- Maine: Death with Dignity Act; 2019
Please join these organizations to remain up to date and show support in Ohio.
Death with Dignity National Center
Death with Dignity National Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that
- expands the freedom of all qualified terminally ill Americans to make their own end-of-life decisions, including how they die;
- promotes Death with Dignity laws around the United States based on the groundbreaking Oregon model;
- provides information, education, and support about Death with Dignity as an end-of-life option to patients, family members, legislators, advocates, healthcare and end-of-life care professionals, media, and the interested public.
Compassion & Choices
Compassion & Choices is a “nonprofit organization committed to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life.”