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 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

News & Updates

Gentle Tips on Death and Dying

I have never died, so this entire book is a fool’s advice. Book Review On the first page of her new book, Sallie Tisdale writes: “I have never died, so this entire book is a fool’s advice.”  But with her knowledge, experience and kind Buddhist heart she explores many...

Our Favorite Music

Dear Friends,  In this continuing and unprecedented time of disruption and uncertainty, we wanted to share some of our favorite music with you.  Music has been known for centuries to be a healing balm for the heart and soul in times of need, just as it can be...

COVID-19 and MAID

This KQED (San Francisco) story by April Dembosky offers a wealth of accurate information for anyone thinking about using the California End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) to access MedicalA id In Dying (MAID).  The story is a concise discussion for those terminally-ill...

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.

Schedule a Talk

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

  • Hospices
  • 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! 

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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