Californians have improved end-of-life choices since 2016
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
ALTERNATE ENDINGS released in August 2019 is a touching HBO film that depicts new and innovative ways to end or memorialize one’s life. My husband and I watched it last night and it is a worthy watch. It is tender and informative and we enjoyed it. The film opens with coverage of the National...
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When your plans include California’s End of Life Option Act Medical aid in dying is a legal end-of-life option in 11 US states and jurisdictions, including California. Aid in dying has been available to Californians since 2016 via the California End of Life...
Anita Hannig’s The Day I Die: The untold story of assisted dying in America has taken a well-deserved place as the definitive book on medical aid in dying. Want information on how it works? On the history of the assisted dying movement? On the future of legal death...
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Client Volunteer Program
EOLCCA Client Volunteers provide information, support, resources, and guidance on end-of-life options to anyone, including family members, seeking help navigating a serious or terminal illness. Our volunteers can also answer any questions specifically about medical aid in dying under California’s End of Life Option Act.
Request a Speaker
Our volunteers would love to speak to your group by visiting your organization or presenting via ZOOM.
- All legal end-of-life options
- The California End of Life Option Act
- Advance Care Planning
- Communicating your wishes with your doctor and family
- Case Studies
- We are also happy to tailor our presentation to cover specific information. Just ask!
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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!