Compassion & Choices partnered with Western Clinicians Network for a free 60-minute live webinar for continuing medical education credits, “Primary Care Perspectives on End of Life Options,” on Wednesday, October 30, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PT. If you’re a medical provider who would like to attend, please click here for more information and to RSVP.

On September 27, Compassion & Choices participated in City of Hope’s first-ever End of Life Symposium.

On February 27, the California Supreme Court rejected our opponents’ appeal to invalidate the California End of Life Option Act. This is a huge victory for the movement. However, the battle to protect the California End of Life Option Act is far from over. The case now returns to Riverside County District Court, where the case will be heard by a new judge by the request of the California Attorney General.

On July 5, the courts granted our “motion to intervene” on behalf of two terminally ill patients. This motion was necessary to re-establish our role as an official party in the case. Compassion & Choices is once again the only organization to intervene and officially represent the wishes of terminally ill patients who want the End of Life Option Act to remain in full effect.

We will work to protect the End of Life Option Act until we are sure it is safe.

The California End of Life Option Act went into effect on June 9, 2016 after Compassion & Choices launched an ambitious campaign to pass the law. Immediately, opponents of medical aid in dying began efforts to invalidate or repeal the law. With help from Compassion & Choices’ legal and advocacy teams, volunteers and supporters, the law remains in effect while battles continue.

Compassion & Choices has over 100,000 supporters and 1,000 volunteers dedicated to advancing end-of-life options in California. California Action Teams are located in Riverside, San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles/Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, and the Bay Area. Action Teams are important parts of our Access Campaign. They provide education and outreach to communities and work to lobby healthcare systems, hospitals, and hospices to support physicians in honoring eligible patients if they decide to receive medical aid in dying. If you’re interested in joining one of those teams, or starting an Action Team in your town or city, click here.


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