Is medical aid in dying an option in New York?
Right now, medical aid in dying is not legal in New York. Medical aid in dying enables a terminally ill person, with decision-making capacity and the ability to self-administer medication, to obtain a lethal prescription from their medical provider to choose the timing of their death. As of December 2021, it is legal in ten states (the geographically closest being New Jersey and Vermont), plus Washington D.C. There are active efforts in New York, including by End of Life Choices New York, to legalize medical aid and dying as an option.
For more information, please visit http://endoflifechoicesny.org/advocacy/proposed-legislation/aid-in-dying/