Compassionate Care Services

Compassionate care is medical and emotional care for patients with terminal diseases, and may include hospice care.

Death with Dignity can refer to an end-of-life option that allows certain terminally ill, eligible individuals to legally request and obtain prescription medication from their health care provider to end their life in a peaceful manner. State-specific legislation, statutes and judicial rulings govern this area of medical practice.

Sample Policy and Procedure for Compliance with Federal Funding Restrictions on Assisted Suicide

Developed by the health care legal team at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP (FTLF) and NACHC’s Regulatory Affairs Department, this document offers general guidance on compliance with applicable federal laws and regulations regarding the restriction of federal funds for assisted suicide services.


This page covers an emergent topic facing health centers and may be updated periodically to be responsive to those issues. This provides general information and is not a substitute for legal advice. Consult with an attorney who can advise your organization based upon Local, State and Federal laws.