in New Jersey, too many terminally
ill individuals die painful and agonizing deaths.
with end-of-life decisions, terminally ill adults deserve the choice to
end their lives peacefully, free of pain and surrounded by loved ones. They deserve the choice to die in a
way that corresponds with their own values and wishes.
63% of New
Jersey voters agree.
Jersey Death with Dignity Act (DWDA) would make New Jersey the fifth state in
the nation to legalize aid in dying.
- The bill affirms the right of a competent,
terminally ill adult to obtain a prescription for life-ending medication that
the patient may choose to self-administer to avoid a prolonged and painful
death. Two physicians must confirm a
prognosis of six months or less to live, and two witnesses must attest to the
- The bill safeguards physicians and health care
providers or facilities that follow the law from civil or criminal liability.
- The bill protects patients by establishing
felony penalties for abusing the law.
- Physicians must discuss alternative end-of-life
options such as palliative care and hospice with their patients.
- Health care provider participation is 100%
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