Status of Medical Aid in Dying
The California End of Life Option Act went into effect on June 9, 2016, authorizing the compassionate option of medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults to get a prescription they can take to end their life peacefully. California’s Senate Bill 380, a bill to improve the existing law and extend the sunset provision, took effect in 2022. However, the legislation is currently under attack in the courts.
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- Attend an Event in California: Participate in virtual activities related to medical aid in dying and advance care planning.
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Tools and Resources
End-of-Life Planning Use our step-by-step guide to chart your journey or access the California advance directive directly here.
Recursos en Español Recursos en Español.
COVID-19 Toolkit Get answers to your questions about COVID-19 and end of life care.
Resources for Providers Find resources tailored to the needs of healthcare providers.
Dementia Values & Priorities Tool Use our tool to document your preferences to make sure you get the care you want.