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Napa County Main Public Library: End of Life Options and California’s End of Life Option Act

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). 

Napa County Main Public Library: End of Life Options and California’s End of Life Option Act

In-person event at Napa County Main Public Library, open to the public.

Learn how you can make informed end of life decisions and about who qualifies for Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) under the California End of Life Option Act.

Sue Gess, Advisory Council member of End of Life Choices California will present information on the legal end of life options in California, including discontinuing or declining medical treatments, hospice and palliative care, and voluntarily stopping eating and drinking (VSED). She will also talk about California’s End of Life Option Act, which is a law also referred to as Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD).  This discussion addresses eligibility, recent changes to the law, and how to request a Maid prescription from your doctor.

Presenter: Sue Gess, Pharm. D., Advisory Council Member, End of Life Choices California.

 

Our Mission

End 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 (ELOA)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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