CHOICE.

End of Life Choices California

supports you and your family when

what really matters is having the power

to choose your own best outcome.

Californians have improved end-of-life options since 2015.

The End of Life Option Act is a California law that permits terminally ill adult patients with capacity to make medical decisions to be prescribed an aid-in-dying medication if certain conditions are met. Signed into law by Governor Brown in October 2015, the law went into effect on June 9, 2016. California was the fifth state to enact an aid-in-dying law. ABOUT THE LAW

News & Updates

Thank you Dr. Israel!

We applaud and need more doctors like New Jersey physician, Jessica Israel, MD to share the thoughtful journey that led them to participate in medical aid in dying (MAID) for their patients. In California and all the other states that have MAID, as well as in states...

Barriers Persist in California and Elsewhere

The barriers to using medical aid in dying remain so high that in one state, pharmacists are fighting back and helping terminally-ill individuals find physicians willing to help.  We know this because of a recent Kaiser Health News story by JoNel Aleccia. Aleccia is...

The Path to a Good Death

This weekend, EOLCCA hosted our third Client Advocate Volunteer training in California.  It was a great day and we have some amazing new volunteers in our EOLCCA family.  Part of the training included sharing (anonymously) client stories with the trainees, and what...

Client Advocate Volunteer Program

End of Life Choices California has developed  Client Advocate Volunteers to serve as advocates for Californians who are seriously or terminally ill.  These volunteers provide general and specific information along with personal support to people who are facing end of life planning and decision making.

Schedule a Talk

We would love to come to your organization and speak to your group:

  • Senior care and retirement centers
  • Colleges and universities
  • Non-profits and service organizations
  • Volunteer groups 
  • Houses of Worship and more 

We Can't Do This Without You.

Your early contribution will immediately enable EOLCCA to widely publicize our services.  We can then provide timely support to individuals from all walks of life who currently face a chronic or terminal diagnosis and seek to understand what end of life options are available to them.  

How We Help

Learn about our Services and growing Volunteer Network

Directives & Planning

Learn more about POLST, Hospice, and Advance Directives.

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