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End of Life Options with Emphasis on California’s End of Life Option Act

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This virtual presentation via Zoom is hosted by Alameda Main Library and is open to the public. Registration for the Zoom link is available at: www.aclibrary.org.

The legal end of life options in California will be outlined such as discontinuing or declining medical treatments, hospice and palliative care, and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED).

California’s End of Life Option Act (2016), a law that is also referred to as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) will be covered in more detail.  This discussion will include who is eligible, recent changes to the law, the patient’s required process and written request needed for obtaining the prescription from a physician, the estimated costs, and ingestion guidelines.

Presenter:  Judy Neall Epstein, Executive Director, End of Life Choices California (EOLCCA)

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org

End of Life Choices CaliforniaEnd of Life Choices California’s mission is to provide Californians the information and support to successfully navigate their legal end-of-life options.  Relevant topics include Advance Care Planning; the California End of Life Option Act (EOLA); eligibility requirements for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD); and Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)–a legal option in all 50 states. Our volunteers are very knowledgeable about both hospice and palliative care and can explain the differences between the two services.

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