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Category Archive: State News

/ June 1, 2018

Terminally Ill Adults, Doctor File Notice of Appeal of Ruling Voiding California Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

Two terminally ill adults and a physician in California today filed a notice of appeal of a lower court’s decisions in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the California End of Life Option Act. The decisions include the rejection on Wednesday of a motion filed by a physician and two terminally ill adults urging the judge […]

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/ May 31, 2018

Idaho Law Voiding Pregnant Women’s Living Wills Is Unconstitutional, Groups Say

Compassion & Choices and Legal Voice have filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four Idaho women. The lawsuit, Almerico et al. v. State of Idaho et al, challenges the constitutionality of an Idaho statute that invalidates a person’s advance directive for end-of-life care if they have been diagnosed as pregnant. Idaho’s Medical Consent and […]

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Tribunal de California Rechaza la Moción del Grupo para Cancelar el Fallo que Anula Ley de Ayuda Médica Para Morir

Un Tribunal Superior de Riverside rechazó una moción presentada por Compassion & Choices en nombre de un médico y dos adultos con enfermedades terminales instando al juez a “anular” (es decir, cancelar) su juicio la semana pasada invalidando el End of Life Option Act o Ley de Opción de Fin de Vida. Sin embargo, el […]

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/ May 30, 2018

CA Court Rejects Group’s Motion to Vacate Its Ruling Voiding Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

A Riverside Superior Court rejected a motion filed by Compassion & Choices on behalf of a physician and two terminally ill adults urging the judge to “vacate” (i.e., cancel) his judgment last week invalidating the End of Life Option Act. However, the court judge, Daniel A. Ottolia, scheduled a hearing on June 29 to consider […]

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/ May 25, 2018

Group Urges Calif. AG to File Immediate Appeal to Suspend Judgment Invalidating Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

Compassion & Choices urges the California attorney general to immediately file an appeal with a state appellate court to suspend a lower court judgment today invalidating the End of Life Option Act. Appealing the ruling filed last night by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia would preserve access to the law until the […]

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Grupo Insta al Procurador General de California a Presentar Apelación Inmediata Para Suspender Juicio que Invalida Ley de Ayuda Médica Para Morir

Compassion & Choices instó al procurador general de California a presentar de inmediato una apelación ante un tribunal de apelación estatal para suspender una sentencia del tribunal inferior que invalida el End of Life Option Act o Ley de Opción de Fin de la Vida. La apelación del fallo presentado anoche por el Tribunal Superior […]

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/ May 24, 2018

Group Urges Congress to Reject Legislation to Repeal D.C. Death with Dignity Act

Compassion & Choices urged Congress to reject a policy rider to a government funding bill approved by a House Subcommittee today that would repeal D.C.’s Death with Dignity Act (see policy rider on page 165). The House Financial Services Subcommittee today approved the policy rider as part of the fiscal year 2019 Financial Services and […]

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Ley de Ayuda Médica para Morir de California Sigue Vigente Pese a Sentencia del Tribunal de Apelación

Compassion & Choices restó importancia a una decisión preliminar del Tribunal de Apelaciones del Cuarto Distrito en rechazar una petición de solicitud a negar una “instancia” para suspender un fallo del tribunal inferior que invalida el  End of Life Option Act o Ley de Opción de Fin de Vida, señalando que la ley sigue vigente […]

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California Medical Aid-in-Dying Law Still in Effect, Despite Appeal Court Ruling

Compassion & Choices downplayed a preliminary ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeals to deny a “stay” request to suspend a lower court ruling to invalidate the End of Life Option Act, noting the law remains in effect and patients can still access it. The Court further ordered that the plaintiffs explain why the […]

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/ May 22, 2018

Grupo Elogia a Procurador General de CA por presentar Solicitud de emergencia Para Revertir Fallo de Tribunal para Invalidar Ley de Ayuda Médica para Morir

Compassion & Choices elogió hoy al procurador general de California por presentar una solicitud de emergencia ante el tribunal estatal de apelaciones para revocar un fallo del tribunal inferior que invalida el End of Life Option Act. La ley Opción de Fin de Vida sigue vigente hasta nuevo aviso. Similar a las leyes en Washington, […]

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