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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

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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.

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Our volunteers would love to speak to your group by visiting your organization or presenting via ZOOM.
Topics include:

  • 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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