Medical aid in dying is the process by which a mentally competent, terminally ill adult patient can obtain a prescription of medication from a doctor which the patient may ingest to end suffering and achieve a peaceful death. It is currently legal in seven states (Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, Colorado, Hawaii, and Vermont) and the District of Columbia.
The presentations will provide an overview of the current status of New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act, arguments for the legalization of medical aid in dying, and the experiences of other states where it is already legal. Also discussed will be the growing support for this legislation and changing attitudes among past opponents, the public and physicians. This event is free. Click here to register.
The program will be held at Columbia University. More information on the room and location to follow.