Success! And More Work Ahead!
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On May 2nd, as a result of PCV's research, education and advocacy, the State of Vermont removed the residency requirement from our medical aid in dying law.
This landmark change is a huge step forward for compassion and end-of-life choice. Now, any patient who meets the requirements listed in Act 39 can come to Vermont to apply for this important option.
As we mark the 10th anniversary of the passage of Act 39, this far-reaching change also presents increasing challenges for PCV in our vital role as the key resource in Vermont for medical aid in dying information. Our small staff and dedicated team of volunteers is already receiving a greatly increased volume of calls, questions, and requests for professional updates and training from both in-state and out-of-state. We are ready to step up and meet this demand, but we do need your help to do it.
Please consider a donation of $30, $60 or, if you are able, $200, $500, or $1,000.
If you prefer, you can mail a check to:
Patient Choices Vermont
PO Box 671
Shelburne, VT 05482
Together, we will:
I ask that you think about what end-of-life choice means to you and consider making PCV one of your priority contributions. End of life is a deeply sensitive and personal time, one in which we all wish for peace, freedom, and connection. Your contribution really makes a difference.
Betsy J. Walkerman, Esq., President
Patient Choices Vermont
Success Achieved with Your Support
In a huge step for compassion at the end of life, the State of Vermont has just opened the option of medical aid in dying to people regardless of where they live.
Removal of the Act 39 residency restriction is far more than a political victory. The overwhelming support in the legislature and signature by the Governor demonstrate how, together, we have accomplished a pivotal shift in cultural attitudes toward end-of-life choice here in Vermont. Since the founding of PCV twenty-one years ago, medical aid in dying has become a widely valued and respected option in the continuum of end-of-life care.
Advocates Praise the Vermont Legislature and Governor for Removing the Residency Requirement from the State’s Medical Aid-in-Dying Law
Vermont’s Action Will Help Terminally Ill Adults in Other States Access Peaceful Dying Option
Advocates for improving end-of-life care options for terminally ill adults praised the Vermont legislature and Governor Phil Scott (R-Vt.) for becoming the first state to remove the residency requirement from its medical aid-in-dying law.