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Death with Dignity Act

On October 27, 1997 Oregon enacted the Death with Dignity Act which allows terminally-ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose. The Oregon Death with Dignity Act requires the Oregon Health Authority to collect information about the patients and physicians who participate in the Act, and publish an annual statistical report.

Release of Information Regarding the Death with Dignity Act
The Death with Dignity Act requires that the Oregon Health Authority collect information pertaining to compliance (ORS 127.865 (2)) and to make available to the public an annual statistical report (ORS 127.865 (3)).


Oregon's Death with Dignity Act Annual Report. This report summarizes the information collected on patients and physicians who participated in the Act.
PDF Forms: Oregon's Death with Dignity Act compliance and surveillance forms for patients and medical staff.
Oregon Administrative Rules - reporting requirements of the Death with Dignity Act
Explanation of rules and statue stipulating the release of information regarding the Death with Dignity Act.
We routinely receive inquiries about the Act and regulary update the answers to frequently asked questions.
You may order hard copies of the rules and reporting forms by emailing dwda.info@state.or.us or contacting us at our mailing address. Note: You can also download all of the required forms from the Forms page.
The Oregon Health Authority’s role in the Death with Dignity Act.
Archive of press releases, CD Summary articles, journal citations and publications from ohsu.edu.