North Carolina’s Right to a Natural Death Act recognizes a patient’s right to a peaceful and natural death. The NCMS Ethical and Judicial Affairs Committee has worked to develop and pass legislation that promotes patient self-determination at the end of life. These efforts have resulted in the creation and recognition of advance directives that enable patients to express their end-of-life wishes.

For more information and resources on end-of-life issues, visit the NC Partnership for Compassionate Care.



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