Current Status

Ohio did not consider death with dignity legislation in the 2019-2020 biennium.

Take Action

Find more actions here[3].

Our Partner

We are advocating for death with dignity in Ohio with our local partner, Ohio End of Life Options[4].


Ohio State Legislature website[5]


An October 2018 survey by Public Policy Polling[6] found 87 percent of Ohioans support the right to “die in as humane and dignified a manner as they see fit,” while 75 percent support death with dignity legislation.


In the 2018 legislative session, Ohio State Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus) sponsored SB 249, Ohio Aid in Dying Act[7], with co-sponsors Ohio State Senators Joseph Schiavoni (D-33) and Kenny Yuko (D-25). A sponsor hearing on the bill took place in April; the bill did not advance.

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Related News


  1. ^ Send a Letter › (www.deathwithdignity.org)
  2. ^ Sign up NOW › (www.deathwithdignity.org)
  3. ^ here (www.deathwithdignity.org)
  4. ^ Ohio End of Life Options (www.deathwithdignity.org)
  5. ^ Ohio State Legislature website (www.legislature.ohio.gov)
  6. ^ survey by Public Policy Polling (www.deathwithdignity.org)
  7. ^ SB 249, Ohio Aid in Dying Act (www.legislature.ohio.gov)
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