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 options 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
Introduction: This beautiful piece was written by one of our Client Advocate Volunteers, Jill Lloyd, in southern California. We are honored to be able to share it with you. We continue to expand our volunteer base and if you are interested in becoming a volunteer,...
We applaud and need more doctors like New Jersey physician, Jessica Israel, MD to share the thoughtful journey that led them to participate in medical aid in dying (MAID) for their patients. In California and all the other states that have MAID, as well as in states...
The barriers to using medical aid in dying remain so high that in one state, pharmacists are fighting back and helping terminally-ill individuals find physicians willing to help. We know this because of a recent Kaiser Health News story by JoNel Aleccia. Aleccia is...
Client Advocate Volunteer Program
End of Life Choices California has developed Client Advocate Volunteers to serve as advocates for Californians who are seriously or terminally ill. These volunteers provide general and specific information along with 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 centers
- Colleges and universities
- Non-profits and service organizations
- Volunteer groups
- Houses of Worship and more
We Can't Do This Without You.
Your early contribution will immediately enable EOLCCA to widely publicize our services. We can then 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.