MSD’s Political Advocacy is a multi-faceted program intended to:

  • Represent, promote and defend the interests of physicians and their patients in the halls of government;
  • Educate and advise lawmakers and officials on medical issues that affect our community;
  • Establish relationships with and evaluate elected officials; and
  • Provide members the tools they need to stay current on the laws and regulations that affect their practices and to make informed decisions in the ballot booth.

Physician Assisted Suicide/Medical Aid in Dying Surveys

HB 160, the Delaware End of Life Options Act Has brought the subject of physician-assisted suicide to the forefront of discussion in Delaware. In an effort to gauge our members' opinion on the subject, the Medical Society of Delaware conducted a survey in April 2018 asking all MSD members to participate. A follow up survey of our membership was conducted in May 2019.  The results of both surveys are below.  Thank you to all who took the time to complete the surveys. 

Results of April 2018 Survey   Question 2 Age Data     Question 9 Open Responses Data 

Results of May 2019 Survey