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Rio Vista Library: End of Life Options with Emphasis on California’s End of Life Option Act

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rio Vista Library: In-person event. March 8, 2024, 12 PM

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).  In addition, the value of advance care planning will be briefly described. 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:  Carolyn Smith, volunteer for End of Life Choices California.

Questions: Contact, Speaker@endoflifechoicesca.org

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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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Venue

Rio Vista Library
44 South Second Street
Rio Vista, CA 94571 United States
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1-866-572-7587
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