End of Life Decisions

Grandfather in hospice bed with smiling toddler grandson.

End of life decision-making can be a challenge for many Vermont families. These pages provide information that can help people make the choices that are best for them.  

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Vermont residents with terminal disease have the option to be prescribed a dose of medication to hasten the end of their life. This option requires the participation of a Vermont physician.

Vermont law allows families to care for their own dead. This includes transporting the deceased, burial on private property and cremation.