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Death with Dignity Act

Oregon's Death with Dignity Act was enacted in 1997, giving terminally-ill patients the power to voluntarily end their lives via the self-administration of lethal medications prescribed by a physician for that sole purpose.  


The Death with Dignity Act requires the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to collect information about the patients and physicians who participate in the Act, and publish an annual statistical report.

Visit the OHA's website to view the report as well as other information and resources.

Pursuant to the settlement agreement in Gideonese v Brown, et al, the Oregon Medical Board will not enforce the residency requirement in the Death with Dignity Act.