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Medical Aid in Dying Act
The Medical Aid in Dying Act is a new option in end-of-life care in New Jersey. Here you will find some answers to frequently asked questions about the law in our state.
New Jersey is now the ninth jurisdiction in the U.S. to authorize medical aid in dying. The Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act allows a mentally capable, terminally ill adult with six months or less to live to request medical aid-in-dying medication from their doctor which they choose to self-administer, if their suffering becomes unbearable, to bring about a peaceful death. The law was signed by Governor Phil Murphy on April 12, 2019.
New Jersey Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act frequently asked questions factsheet
Discuss your end-of-life priorities with your medical team now to ensure the options you want will be available to you. Confirm that your doctor will support your choices.
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