The California End Of Life Option Act took effect on June 9, 2016. The law authorizes the practice of medical aid in dying, also known as death with dignity, which is NOT assisted suicide, for terminally ill, mentally capable adults who request from their physician and qualify for a prescription for life-ending medication.
BREAKING NEWS: California Court Rejects Suit to Block Medical Aid-in-Dying Law! See more in our blog below.
(Riverside, CA – Aug. 26, 2016) Compassion & Choices praised a Riverside Superior Court decision today to reject a preliminary injunction motion that was filed to suspend the state’s new medical aid-in-dying law, the California End of Life Option Act. However, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel A. Ottolia allowed the suit by the Life […]
We are thrilled to announce that today a Riverside Superior Court ruled that the new medical aid-in-dying law in California can continue to give terminally ill, mentally capable people with a prognosis of six months or less another end-of-life option. Compassion & Choices was the only advocacy group to weigh in on an effort to […]
Thanks to California’s End of Life Option Act law taking effect today, terminally ill adults in California with less than six months to live finally have the option to ask their doctor for prescription medication they can decide to take, so they can die peacefully in their sleep, if their suffering becomes unbearable. The process […]