AZELO Newsletter


April 2024



Public Support for MAID

by Mark Savan - Executive Director

Over the past several months, AZELO has concentrated our efforts on legislative activities - and that is what I’ve concentrated on in my monthly newsletter articles.  This month, however, I want to step back and talk about public support for our cause.


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A Big News Update from the Medical Team of AZELO

This month Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) took up a town hall regarding MAID, and the common theme on the call was that members attending hoped that ArMA would change its stance from opposed to neutral. ArMA has been opposed since 1990, and now goes to committee to discuss.


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MAID News from Around the US


After crossing over to the House last week (SB068), an amendment to reduce the waiting period and expand the number of practitioners who can participate, is scheduled for a public hearing in the House Health and Human Service Committee on April 2. 



After a short public hearing in the House House Commerce Finance & Policy Committee, End of Life Option Act (HF1930) was rereferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. If passed there, nearly 6 million Minnesotans will have access to Death with Dignity.


New Hampshire

End of Life Option Act (HB1283) was voted out of the House with a 179-176 vote in favor. The bill now crossesover to the Senate making this the closest a death with dignity bill in NH has ever come to passage


Washington State

On March 28th, Governor Inslee signed the 2023-2025 Supplemental Operating Budget which includes $250,000 for End of Life Washington  which will enable EOLWA to continue to improve access to end-of-Life care.


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Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana, Maryland



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