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 choices 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
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Client Advocate Volunteer Program
EOLCCA’s Client Advocate Volunteers serve as advocates for Californians who are seriously or terminally ill. Our volunteers can provide both information and personal support to people who are facing end of life planning and decision making.
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We would love to come to your organization and speak to your group:
- Senior care and retirement communities
- Medical Providers
- Non-profits,educational and service organizations
- Volunteer groups
- Houses of Worship and more
We Can't Do This Without You.
Your support enables EOLCCA to publicize our services and provide educational and training programs throughout the state. Your gift also enables our volunteers to 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. Thank you!