Status of Medical Aid in Dying

On Thursday, April 18, 2024, The Ron Silverio/Heather Block End-of-Life Options Act was passed by the Delaware House with a bipartisan 21-16 vote.

On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, HB140 — The Ron Silverio/Heather Block End-of-Life Options Act — was officially introduced by Rep. Paul Baumbach. The bill has a record-high 16 co-sponsors, including all members of Democratic legislative leadership. 

The Ron Silverio/Heather Block Delaware End of Life Options Act (HB 140), was reintroduced for the 2023/2023 legislative session on May 2, 2023, by Representative Paul Baumbach. Additional sponsors include Senate Majority Leader Bryan Townsend, House Speaker Peter Schwartzkopf, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst, Senate President Pro Tempore David Sokola and House Majority Whip Melissa Minor-Brown. Read the bill summary here. 

Email your Delaware lawmakers today and urge them to co-sponsor the HB 140!

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Polling Data

By a two-to-one margin, Delaware residents feel that allowing doctors to legally prescribe lethal drugs to help terminally ill patients end their own lives should be an end-of-life option in the state. Read the Delaware polling memo.

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  • Contact Your Lawmakers: Urge your lawmakers to support medical aid in dying legislation.
  • Share your Story: Stories have the power to change minds. Submit your experience with end-of-life issues, and we'll help you get your story out.
  • Sign up to volunteer: Join others to help enact legislation that improves care and expands end-of-life choice.
  • Attend an Event: Meet others while learning more about end of life options.

Learn about medical aid in dying: This summary provides you with everything you need to know about medical aid in dying.

Tools and Resources

simple blue medical cross graphic.For Patients Access the Delaware Advance Directive  



tools for end of life planning and decision making.End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey.  



advance care planning and resources in Spanish, espanol.Los recursos en Español Los recursos en Español.  



answers to questions about COVID-19, including treatment and end of life.COVID-19 Toolkit Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.  



tools for end of life planning and decision making.Resources for Providers Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.