On February 10, a bill to allow medical aid-in-dying has just been introduced in the Connecticut Legislature. The bill is called: ‘An act concerning aid in dying for terminally ill patients’ and is House Bill 6425.
Similar legislation has been introduced multiple times over the past seven years. The Connecticut State Medical Society recently has adopted a neutral position on the issue.
Dignity for terminally ill patients
The bill would permit a person with less than six months to live to get prescription medication to end their life, as long as they are mentally sound and get the consent of two doctors.
The bill is referred to the Public Health Committee and awaits further steps.