Our concierge practice is unlike any other.
We are the only New Jersey medical aid in dying specialists. Our practice is dedicated to maintaining open lines of communication to provide ongoing end-of-life care that is personalized to meet each individual's needs. We are with you in person on the day you choose to take the aid in dying medication. Having a trusted medical professional present is a great comfort to your family. We are fully committed to ensure a peaceful death with dignity.
What is MAiD?
The New Jersey End of Life Options Act was passed in August of 2019. The law provides that a person who has six months or less to live, and is mentally capable of making medical decisions, has the option to request a prescription for medications which they can take in order to end intolerable suffering and to die peacefully. This empowers qualified individuals to end their lives in a dignified and compassionate manner, in line with the principles of self determination and autonomy.
The individual must be:
18 years or older, and a current resident of the state of New Jersey.
Terminally ill with a six-month or less prognosis.
Mentally competent to make medical decisions for themselves without coercion.
Physically able to ingest about 1/2 glass of liquid medications.
What Qualifies as a Terminal Illness?
Examples of terminal illness include:
Neuromuscular diseases including Parkinson's, Huntington's, and ALS
Advanced heart, lung, and kidney disease
Although dementia is considered a terminal illness, this diagnosis does not qualify for MAiD.